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No action to be taken after police car hits man in Kirkcaldy

Abbotshall Road in Kirkcaldy Pic: Zoe MacDonald

Police Scotland have said an officer was driving "appropriately" before a man was knocked down by a marked police car in Fife.

The pedestrian was on East Fergus Place in Kirkcaldy when he was hit by the car at about 12:30 on Thursday.

The man was taken to Victoria Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Insp Graeme Neill, of Police Scotland, said: "Our inquiries into this matter have now concluded and no further action will be taken."

He added: "After speaking with a number of independent witnesses and carrying out a robust collision investigation at the scene, we are satisfied that the driving practices of the officer involved were appropriate.

"Fortunately, the male pedestrian has since been discharged from hospital having received treatment for minor injuries."

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