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Man, 30, jailed for hit-and-run in Edinburgh

Captain's Road, Edinburgh Pic: Brian Innes

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison following a hit-and-run in Edinburgh.

Mateusz Podolak pled guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A 41-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were taken to hospital after a Ford Focus hit them as they stood on Captain's Road on 14 July.

Podolak, who was driving, abandoned the vehicle and ran off from the scene.

He was later caught by police on 30 July.

He was also disqualified from driving for eight years.

Sgt Kosmas Papakyriakou, of Police Scotland, said: "The reckless driving of Mateusz Podolak could have easily ended in tragic consequences and I wish to thank everyone who came forward and provided us with information over the course of this investigation.

"I hope, as both injured parties continue to recover from their injuries, the sentence passed by the court provides them with a degree of closure.

"Dangerous driving will not be tolerated by Police Scotland and I can reassure the public that we will take all necessary measures to ensure anyone involved in this sort of offence is swiftly traced and charged."

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