Man found dead on Edinburgh city bypass

An investigation has been launched after a body was found in the central reservation of the Edinburgh city bypass.

Emergency services were called to the scene between the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Gilmerton Junction at around 8.20am on Thursday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland believe the man may have been there since between 12am and 2am.

Detective Inspector Keith MacKay said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man.

“We are eager to establish the full circumstances of this incident. I would ask for anyone who was on the Edinburgh city bypass between 12am and 2am on Thursday and has information that can assist our inquiries to get in touch with us.

“I would also appeal for anyone who has a dash-cam with any pertinent footage to get in touch with us and allow us to view it.”

The bypass was closed in both directions for around eight hours while initial investigations took place, however it reopened at 4.15pm.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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