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The family of a cyclist who died in a collision with a lorry on Wednesday in Portobello have paid tribute to him.

Stuart Elliott, 40 was studying for a PhD at Edinburgh University, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision happened on Sir Harry Lauder Road, at the junction with Portobello High Street.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Mr Elliott’s family said: “Stuart was a PhD Student at Edinburgh University studying innovative approaches to violence prevention in humanitarian settings.

“His partner and family would like to thank the emergency services, members of the public and an off-duty policeman for their time and efforts at the scene. “He will be greatly missed by family, friends and university students old and new.” A police investigation is being carried out. Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any information, should contact police.