NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Police name Orkney car collision victim

A woman who died after being knocked down by a car in a street in Kirkwall has been named by police.

She was Barbara Bews, 81, from Meadowbank in Kirkwall.

Ms Bews, who was known as Vera, was struck in Thoms Street at about 21:00 on Saturday.

She was taken to Orkney's Balfour Hospital but later died. Northern Constabulary have asked anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Kirkwall police station .