Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Policeman charged over Edinburgh Hogmanay car death

Martin Douglas
Image caption Martin Douglas died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

A policeman has been charged in connection with an alleged road traffic offence after a Hogmanay reveller died in Edinburgh.

The 25-year-old has been reported to the procurator fiscal by Lothian and Borders Police.

Martin Douglas had been at Edinburgh's street party with his wife, Lisa.

The 41-year-old was crossing Union Place, near the Edinburgh Playhouse, at 0430 GMT on New Year's Day when he was struck by a black Toyota.

Mr Douglas, from Hay Gardens in the city, was taken to Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary after the incident but died from his injuries a short time later.

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