Man hit by taxi killed

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was hit and killed by a taxi in a late-night collision at Marchmont Road on Saturday.

The 64-year-old man was struck by the black taxi cab as he crossed at the junction with Warrender Park Road at around 3.10am.

He sustained severe head injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he later died. The road was closed for four hours whole officers carried out investigations at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “Despite the time at which the incident occurred, there may have been other pedestrians or motorists in the area who can help with our investigation.”