Family ‘devastated’ after man killed in hit-and-run

George Robertson was struck by an unidentified vehicle on the B792 on Sunday night.

Family ‘devastated’ after man killed in hit-and-run Police Scotland/Google

A man who died in hospital after a hit-and-run in West Lothian has been named by police.

George Robertson, 53, was struck by an unidentified vehicle on the B792 between Bathgate and Torphichen on Sunday night.

The incident is believed to have happened between 10.15pm and 11pm, just south of Torphichen. The driver failed to stop.

Mr Robertson was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he died a short time later.

Inspector Peter Houston said: “George Robertson was a much loved family man and his family, friends and work colleagues have been left devastated by this tragic incident.

“I am making an appeal directly to the driver of the vehicle involved to please do the right thing and make yourself known to the police.

“I would also urge anyone with knowledge of who was driving to pass this information on and help us provide answers for George’s family.

“The inquiry team are still looking to speak to anyone who was on the B792 between 10.15pm and 11pm on Sunday night, who may have noticed a man wearing dark clothing walking.

“I would also urge anyone who may have seen a dark coloured vehicle, which may have sustained fresh damage, in the area around the time of the collision to make contact with my team.”

Anyone with information or who may have dashcam footage should contact police on 101.