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Cyclist killed in Edinburgh road crash named as George Fairley

George Fairley Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption George Fairley, from Kirkliston, died in the crash on Sunday

A 78-year-old cyclist who died after being involved in a collision with a car in Edinburgh has been named by police.

George Fairley, from Kirkliston, died after his silver mountain bike was involved in a crash with a black Mercedes on the B800 Kirkliston to South Queensferry road.

It happened at about 10:00 on Sunday.

The car driver stopped at the scene to help Mr Fairley. Police have appealed for witnesses.

PC Douglas Philip, of Police Scotland, said: "We are renewing our appeal for witnesses to this accident to come forward.

"Mr Fairley was wearing a cycling helmet and high-viz tabard but otherwise was in every day clothing. He was riding a silver mountain bike at the time."

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