A teenage driver in Scotland took a photo of a dying hit-and-run victim and posted it on Twitter for a joke.

Ikram Choudhury, 19, saw the man lying in the road but did not try to help or call 999.

Instead, after stopping his own car to look, he tweeted his photo at 1.56am on Sunday.

He added the message: “Eeeehm wtf? Some guy just casually lying outside Ocean Terminal.”

Choudhury told his followers the man had been drunk.

When they asked why he didn’t try to help him, he joked that he had feared he would be sexually assaulted if he did.

Several Twitter users urged Choudhury to delete the photo and alert police.

The man Choudhury photographed in a bus lane in Leith, Edinburgh, was mortally wounded when a driver ran him over and failed to stop.

It’s understood he was lying in the bus lane when he was hit.

He lay without help for what may have been a critical 15 minutes until police arrived at 2.10am and called an ambulance.

It’s understood officers gave him first aid while waiting for the paramedics.

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died of head and internal injuries shortly afterwards.

His name will not be released until next of kin have been informed.

Officers spoke to Choudhury, who has now deleted his Twitter account, on Sunday afternoon at his parents’ Edinburgh home.

A detective confirmed they were interviewing the teenager, but refused to comment.

Choudhury could be prosecuted for failing to help the man but is not a suspect in the hit and run.

Police are looking for a silver Vauxhall Astra hatchback, possibly three-door, which was seen in the area at the time.

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