Tram crash victim named

12 September 2018, 16:18 | Updated: 12 September 2018, 16:20

Carlos Correa Palacio

A man who died after being struck by a tram in Edinburgh has been named by police.

Carlos Correa Palacio, 53, died at the scene of the collision near Saughton tram stop at around 12.15pm on Tuesday.

Police Scotland, Edinburgh Trams and the city council are investigating the incident.

Officers said it was "particularly upsetting" for those who witnessed the collision on the tram.

Sergeant John Easton said: "My thoughts are with Carlos's family and friends and we are providing specialist support to them. They have requested that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

"This was a particularly upsetting incident for all those who witnessed it, both passengers on the tram and the driver.

"Officers spent considerable time yesterday both speaking to people at the scene and examining the tram, and we will continue to investigate to establish the circumstances.

"I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the collision but has not yet spoken to officers, please contact us on 101 quoting reference 1319 of Tuesday 11th September."