Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision that happened in Penicuik earlier today.

Emergency services were called to Dick Terrace around 4:00pm, after a seven-year-old boy had been involved in a collision with a vehicle in the street.  Tragically, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are now carrying out an investigation in order to establish the full circumstances of the incident, and the driver of the vehicle involved is assisting with these enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police immediately, on 101.