Edinburgh Bypass death: Man named after body found on A720

A man who was found dead on the central reservation of the City Bypass has officially been named by police as Craig Bruce from Bilston, Midlothian.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 2:28 pm

The 37-year-old’s body was discovered during the morning rush hour yesterday, between the Sheriffhall roundabout and the Gilmerton junction.

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The bypass was closed for eight hours as investigations were carried out and police have appealed for motorists’ dashcam footage taken between midnight and 2am.

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Officers say an enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death is ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said in a statement: “We can now confirm the identity of a man, whose body was found on the central reservation of the A720, Edinburgh City bypass.

“He was Craig Bruce from Bilston.

“The 37-year-old’s body was found near to Sheriffhall at around 8.20am on Thursday 17th January and an enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing.

A man who was found dead on the central reservation of the City Bypass is believed to be Craig Bruce from Bilston, Midlothian. Picture: Facebook

“Anyone with any relevant information, particularly motorists who may have dash-cam footage that could be of interest to this investigation, are asked to come forward.”

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