Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man charged after Edinburgh police chase death

Jill Pirrie
Image caption Jill Pirrie died after the collision on Old Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a crash in Edinburgh in which a 33-year-old nurse died.

Jill Pirrie was hit by a car that was being pursued by police on Old Dalkeith Road last Thursday evening. She died in hospital from her injuries.

Police Scotland said the man had been charged with a number of road traffic offences.

He was expected to appear at the city's sheriff court on Wednesday.

Ms Pirrie was making her way home from work at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary when the incident happened.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is reviewing the circumstances that led to the death of the mother of one.

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