An off-duty soldier home on leave from Afghanistan has died after falling from a pedicab during a night out.
Christopher O'Kane was celebrating his birthday in the Festival Square area Edinburgh when the accident happened.
He suffered a head injury when he fell from a pedicab and died a day later in hospital.
The 26-year-old, who serves with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Reme) and has toured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His aunt, Georgina Naylor, said the soldier had joined the army at the age of 16 and served with the Royal Scots based at Dreghorn barracks in Edinburgh before transferring to Southampton.
She added: 'For him to have gone to Afghanistan and Iraq and miss bullets, mines and bombs, then have his head smashed in by a pavement in a fall is beyond us.
'He had been out celebrating his birthday with his friends and he was very happy.'
He was travelling in a Chariot Cabs pedicab when the incident happened. It is thought he jumped from a moving cab.
Chariot Cabs owner Greig Aitken said: 'I would like to send my condolences and sympathies to the man's family. I am very sorry for how such an unfortunate accident has panned out.
'My driver acted perfectly and I have every confidence in my driver. It's the only incident we've ever been involved in like this in six years so the pedicabs are very very safe.'
The soldier is believed struck his head on a pavement after falling from a moving rickshaw in Edinburgh
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