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Murder attempt charge after M8 death

Murray D'Angelo Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Murray D'Angelo died in the accident on the M8 motorway on the outskirts of Edinburgh on Saturday

A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident on the M8 in which a third man died.

Murray D'Angelo, 28, died after being hit by a vehicle on the motorway, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at about 06:15 on Saturday.

Police said a 23-year-old man had been charged with the attempted murder of a 34-year-old man.

A spokesman said the charge was in relation to an incident that happened immediately before the collision.

Mr D'Angelo had been travelling in a taxi with two other passengers.

He got out of the taxi between the Gogar and Hermiston junctions and was hit by a vehicle.

The motorway was closed for almost eight hours following the accident.

The arrested man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sherriff Court on Tuesday.

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