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Published On: Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 at 3:50pm

Police name man who died following collision on A1

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a road collision on the A1.

He was 38-year-old Richard John Cooper from Edinburgh.

Mr Cooper was on foot at the slip road of the southbound carriageway, near to Gladsmuir, when he was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Beetle at around 6.25 p.m. on Saturday 4th November.

Emergency services responded and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for about four hours while Road Policing Officer conducted their investigation.

These inquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Andy Gibb from the Lothian and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Richard’s family and we continue to investigate the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“If you witnessed this collision or have any other relevant information then please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact the Road Policing Unit at Dalkeith via 101 and quote incident number 3396 of the 4th November.

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About the Author


John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

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