Police appeal for help in tracing motorist

Police Scotland appeal
Police Scotland appeal

Police Scotland are looking for help in tracing a distinctive car which was involved in a minor accident involving a school pupil two weeks ago.

A senior pupil from Kirkcaldy High School suffered a bruised and swollen foot after a car failed to stop at the pedestrian crossing outside the school gates.

The incident, which happened at lunchtime two weeks ago, was witnessed by the crossing patrol officer who reported it to the school which then traced the pupil and gave him some first aid before recommending he seek further medical attention to ensure his foot was not broken.

He was taken to hospital by his mother, but he did not suffer any broken bones.

Derek Allan, rector at the school said: “The pupil did not report this incident, and it was only after we were informed by the lollipop man about it that we traced him.

“His foot was swollen and he was given treatment, but it did not appear to be a serious injury and he was not absent from school.

“The vehicle, which was quite distinctive, was spotted again later in the area by the lollipop man who took its registration number and passed it on to the police.”

The vehicle is described as being small and white with an orange trim around its doors and wheel arches.

A facebook message from the boy’s mother gave the registration number of the car, which we have chosen not to publish, and asked people to help trace the driver, but a spokesman for Police Scotland said it appeared to be incorrect as they had had no luck in tracing it.

“We would appeal to anyone who may know who the vehicle belongs to or who can provide us with any information regarding this incident to get in touch by calling 101,” said the police spokesman.