A 36-year-old man was taken to hospital in Edinburgh last night after being struck by a van in Peebles.

Emergency services were called to Edinburgh Road in the town around 7.10pm.

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The road was closed for one hour and officers say that their enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

The man's condition has not been released.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 7.10pm on Tuesday, 5 December, 2023, police were called to a report of a male pedestrian having been struck by a van on Edinburgh Road in Peebles.

“Emergency services attended and the 36-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 19.03 on 5 December 2023 to attend an incident on Edinburgh Road, Peebles.

"An ambulance and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to the scene and one patient was transported to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.”