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    Police launch appeal for footballer

    Police have appealed for information and eye witnesses after a former Scottish professional footballer died after being struck by a car on Sunday.

    Paul Hampshire, 40, played for Raith Rovers, Berwick Rangers, and East Fife.

    A Police Scotland statement read: “Road Policing officers in East Lothian can confirm that the man who died following a fatal collision on the A1 near Dunbar at the weekend, has been identified as 40-year-old Paul Hampshire.

    “The incident took place around 1am, on Sunday, 13 March, and involved a black Ford Fiesta.

    A statement from the family read: “It is with a saddened heart that Paul Hampshire, our beloved husband, dad, son, brother and uncle, has lost his life in a tragic accident.

    “Paul was a devoted family man who was a larger than life character, an absolute legend and was loved by all who knew him.

    “Thank you to everyone who has reached out with messages of condolence and support. It has meant so much to the whole family. We would now like time to grieve and would ask to be given privacy in which to do so.”

    Inspector Brenda Sinclair, from Dalkeith Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Paul’s family and friends at this terrible time.

    “Enquiries into the crash remain ongoing and we continue to urge anyone with information, or possible dashcam footage from the area, to call 101, quoting incident number 0269 of Sunday, 13 March, 2022.”


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