Man killed in motorbike crash

Have your say

A MAN was killed today and another man injured after the motorbike they were riding crashed in the Magdalene area of Edinburgh.

The two injured men were discovered by a passing cyclist at 5.45am, lying next to a motorcycle on the walkway running from the old Big W car park on Milton Link to The Jewel.

An 18-year-old man had sustained leg injuries, while his 20-year-old companion was discovered with serious injuries.

Both men were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but the older man was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police believe the motorcycle may have collided with a tree but have yet to trace anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.”