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Spinal tests on bridge cone woman
Police believe the cone was dropped from George IV Bridge

Doctors have been assessing the extent of the spinal injuries suffered by a student who was hit by a falling traffic cone in Edinburgh.

Kate Flannery, 23, from Salthill in Galway city, has been transferred to a spinal injuries unit at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital.

Police have been looking at closed circuit television footage from the area in a bid to identify the culprit.

The cone was thrown from George IV Bridge onto Merchant Street on Sunday.

The injured Queen Margaret University College student was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the incident at 0340 GMT before later being transferred to the city's Western General Hospital.

'Anything suspicious'

Now Ms Flannery has been moved to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital.

Her family has travelled to Edinburgh to be at her bedside.

Lothian and Borders Police officers have been trying to find out who threw the cone from the George IV Bridge.

A spokesman said: "We are looking at numerous CCTV tapes from the area to see if there are any clues to see who threw the cone from the bridge.

"We are conducting inquiries and are appealing for anyone with information or who was in the area who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us."

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