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Family's tribute to man killed in Dundas Street in Edinburgh

Gavin Fulton
Gavin Fulton was on an Edinburgh pavement when he was knocked down

The family of a man knocked down and killed while walking on an Edinburgh pavement has said he was "the most amazing husband, father, son and brother".

Gavin Fulton, 43, died after being hit in Dundas Street, at about 01:20 on Saturday as he walked home from a Christmas night out.

A 50-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

Mr Fulton's wife, Jill, said: "Gavin and I taught our children to be road-wise and stay on the pavements where they are safe.

"Mia, Faye and I, along with Gavin's family, are devastated that he was not safe on the pavement.

"We have lost the most amazing husband, father, son and brother."

Police are appealing for witnesses

Mr Fulton's father, Bill, said: "Gavin lived for his family, he was much-loved and we will all miss him very much."

Mr Fulton loved sport, the outdoors and taking his daughters to their sporting activities, the family said.

A host of tributes have been paid to him.

Members of the Grange Squash Club, where he won the league on Friday, have whitewashed a racquet on the spot where he was knocked down to mark his achievement and friendship, they said.

The Inverleith Swimming Club championships in which his daughters Mia, 12, and Faye, 10, were due to compete on Saturday has been permanently renamed "Gavin's Gala".

Friends also plan to plant a tree in his memory in Inverleith Park where he regularly walked his two dogs.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident and are keen to trace a man who was wearing a mustard-coloured jacket or shirt who was seen in the area around the time of the collision.

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