Thomas Wong: Man arrested after death of 11-year-old cyclist in Edinburgh bin lorry crash

29 May 2024, 14:05 | Updated: 29 May 2024, 16:30

A man has been arrested almost three months on from a fatal crash in which an 11-year-old boy died after being struck by a bin lorry.

Thomas Wong was riding his bike when the collision occurred on Edinburgh's Whitehouse Road at around 8.20am on Friday 1 March.

Emergency services attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In an update on Wednesday, Police Scotland said a 28-year-old man had been arrested in connection with enquiries into the crash.

A force spokesperson said: "Enquiries to establish the full circumstances are continuing."

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Thomas, a Cramond Primary School pupil, was described as the "perfect son" by his family.

In a statement released through Police Scotland following the incident, his family thanked all those who had shown support, but said: "We are utterly heartbroken."