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Police appeal to find Edinburgh cyclist after motorcyclist dies following collision

Fatal collision took place on Scottish capital's Western Approach Road on Friday evening...

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for a cyclist to contact them after a motorcyclist died following a collision in the Scottish capital on Friday.

Duncan MacIver, aged 52 and from Edinburgh, died in hospital following the collision which happened on the Western Approach Road at the junction with Roseburn Street at 5.20pm on the evening of Friday 25 November.

His female pillion passenger was also thrown from Mr MacIver’s Suzuki motorcycle in the crash, but was uninjured, say Police Scotland.

The cyclist involved in the collision, described as a white male aged around 50 years, wearing dark clothing and riding a dark coloured bike, remained at the scene initially but left before police arrived.

Police Scotland say it is unknown whether the cyclist was injured, and have appealed for him to come forward to help them with their investigation.

Sergeant Ross Drummond from the Road Policing Unit said: “It is possible that the pedal cyclist did not realise the seriousness of the collision when he left the scene and I ask that he now comes forward to assist us in establishing the full circumstances of the incident

“In addition, anyone with any further information is also asked to get in touch.”

Officers can be reached via 101 or alternatively through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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