Edinburgh police stop and charge cyclist riding on the M8 without lights following concerns from the public 

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An Edinburgh cyclist has been charged after being caught riding on the M8 at night with no lights.

The incident happened around 11pm on Wednesday, July 3 on the M8 near Newbridge. A 31-year-old man, who is reported to have been wearing dark clothing at the time, was charged and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police received ‘several calls’ from concerned members of the public which prompted police to take action on the busy motorway.

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A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident on the M8
A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident on the M8
A 31-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident on the M8 | Police Scotland

Writing on social media, officers said: “Edinburgh Road Police stopped this pushbike on the M8 Motorway at Newbridge after several calls were received stating it was being used on the Motorway with no lights and the cyclist dressed all in dark clothing. The cyclist was reported to the court.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 11pm on Wednesday, July 3, officers received reports of a man cycling in the Newbridge area of the M8. A 31-year-old man was charged in connection with the incident and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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