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Harry Slade, 81, killed on Edinburgh road

Lindsay Road, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption Harry Slade, 81, was in Lindsay Road on Wednesday when he was hit by a Kia Picanto car

A pedestrian has been knocked down and killed by a car in Edinburgh.

Harry Slade, 81, was in Lindsay Road at about 13:15 on Wednesday when he was hit by a Kia Picanto car, sustaining serious injuries.

Members of the public, including an off duty doctor, gave emergency first aid until the Scottish Ambulance Service arrived.

Mr Slade was then taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he later passed away.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Sgt Ross Drummond, of Police Scotland, said: "The driver of the Kia stopped immediately and has been helping officers with their inquiry into this incident.

"We are now keen to hear from other motorists or members of the public as we look to establish exactly what happened.

"Officers have managed to speak with a number of those who provided emergency assistance to Mr Slade, but we believe there may be others who witnessed the collision and would urge these individuals to contact police immediately.

"Mr Slade was wearing a distinctive maroon-coloured jacket and a tweed hat. If you remember seeing him around the time of the collision the please get in touch."

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