Police officer charged over crash

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A police officer has been charged in connection with a road accident in which a pedestrian died.

Martin Douglas was crossing Union Place, near Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre, at around 4.20am on New Year's Day when he was struck by a black Toyota.

Lothian and Borders Police have said an off-duty officer was behind the wheel of the car that hit the 41-year-old.

The force said a 25-year-old police officer has been charged in relation to an alleged road traffic offence on January 1.