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A 52-year-old man has died after coming off his motorbike on the eastbound carriageway of the West Approach Road at around 5:20pm this evening.

A female passenger who also fell from the motorcycle, was uninjured.

The carriageway remains closed while police officers carry out their inquiries and anyone who saw this incident to come forward.

In particular, officers want to trace a male cyclist who was seen in the area having joined the West Approach Road at its junction with Roseburn Street.

Inspector Brenda Sinclair of Police Scotland said: “Tragically, a man has passed away as a result of this incident and my thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

“Our inquiries into this matter are ongoing and I ask anyone with relevant information to contact police on 101.

“I also appeal directly to the male cyclist to contact police immediately.”