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Leith road death man Craig Williams 'asleep in bus lane'

Craig Williams
Image caption Craig Williams died after being found seriously injured a the bus lane

A 35-year-old man who was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Edinburgh early on Sunday morning appears to have fallen asleep in a bus lane.

Craig Williams, who lived in Clermiston, was found seriously injured in the bus lane of Ocean Drive, just after 02:00 but later died.

He is thought to be from Cardiff and worked at the Marriott Hotel.

The 25-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Astra was interviewed by police but released pending further inquiries.

Police said inquiries into the circumstances of Mr Williams' death were "ongoing".

"However it is thought that Mr Williams had earlier been socialising in the Leith Walk/Pilrig area before taking a bus to Ocean Terminal," a police spokesman said.

"It appears that he subsequently fell asleep in the bus lane and was then allegedly struck by a passing motorist."

General manager at the Mariott, Peter Dornom, said: "Craig worked in the house-keeping department but also across other departments.

"We have been deeply shocked. We will reflect in weeks and months to come and realise what a tragedy it has been."

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