Police investigating the discovery of a man’s body on the Edinburgh City Bypass are "eager" for two lorry drivers to come forward.

They have said today (Saturday) they believe a white and black van was involved in a collision on the A720 road at about 1am on Thursday. 

At 8.20am on Thursday, the body of 37-year-old Craig Bruce, of Bilston, Midlothian, was found on the central reservation of the A720 between the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Gilmerton Junction.

Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr Bruce's death are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen vehicles travelling westbound on the road at about 1am on Thursday.

Police believe a white and black Fiat Ducato van, travelling westwards from Sheriffhall Roundabout, was involved in a collision and that this van was then overtaken by two HGVs prior to the Straiton junction. 

The drivers of the two HGVs, or anyone who saw a white and black Fiat Ducato van travelling in the area at about 1am, are urged to contact police.

Sergeant Ross Drummond from Police Scotland's Road Policing Unit said: “Our investigation into what happened remains ongoing, and our thoughts continue to be with Mr Bruce’s family and friends.

“We’re particularly eager to trace two lorry drivers who were travelling westbound between Sheriffhall and the Straiton junction at around 1am, and who may be witnesses in our inquiries.

“I’d again ask anyone who was travelling on the city bypass overnight on Wednesday into Thursday morning, and who may have information or dashcam footage that can assist our investigation, to get in touch and provide this at their earliest opportunity."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0644 of 17 January or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The road was closed in both directions for eight hours on Thursday while police conducted their enquiries.