Woman killed by car in police chase

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A woman has died after she was hit by a car being pursued by police in Edinburgh.

The 33-year-old, whose identity has not be released, but is understood to have been a pedestrian, was struck by the car on Old Dalkeith Road on Thursday.

Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses to the incident that took place at about 20:00 BST.

The car involved in the collision was a silver Ford Ka, police said.

It was “being followed by a police vehicle at the time, which had blue lights and siren activated, after it failed to stop when signalled to do so by officers”, a police spokesperson said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Woman killed by car in police chase

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