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Man who died after collision on A9 near Dornoch named

Noel Gilbert Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police have appealed for sighting of Mr Gilbert in the hours leading up to the incident on the A9

A male pedestrian who died after being struck by a van on the A9 near Dornoch has been named as Noel Gilbert, who was 40 and from Inverness.

Officers were called to the scene, just north of the Dornoch Bridge, at about 02:30 on Monday.

The road was closed in both directions for almost 12 hours to allow for an investigation by Police Scotland.

Police have appealed for sightings of Mr Gilbert in the hours leading up to the collision.

He was wearing dark clothing and had been walking in or near Embo, Dornoch, Camore and the A9 between 21:45 on Sunday and 02.30 on Monday.

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