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Policeman's Edinburgh Hogmanay death charges dropped

Martin Douglas
Image caption Martin Douglas died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

An off-duty policeman who was charged in connection with the death of a city pedestrian at New Year will not face prosecution.

Martin Douglas, 41, died when he was struck by a car as he crossed the road at the top of Leith Walk.

The driver was a 25-year-old policeman who had recently come off duty.

He was initially charged in connection with the incident. The Crown Office has confirmed it will not be proceeding with the case.

A Crown Office spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal at Edinburgh received a report concerning a 25-year-old male in connection with an incident on 1 January 2011.

"After full and careful consideration of the evidence in the case, Crown counsel decided that there should be no criminal proceedings."

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