• STV
  • MySTV

Officers involved in fatal police chase face no charges

Jill Pirrie was knocked down as she made her way home from work last May.

Jill Pirrie: Killed in Edinburgh road crash.
Jill Pirrie: Killed in Edinburgh road crash. Handout

Police officers involved in a chase which ended in the death of an Edinburgh nurse will not face charges.

Jill Pirrie was knocked down as she made her way home from work on Old Dalkeith Road last May.

The 33-year-old mother was thrown against a wall by the speeding car as it was pursued through the city by police.

Dylan Jenkin, 18, was given a six-year sentence for killing Ms Pirrie, who suffered fatal chest and head injuries in the crash.

Meanwhile, the Crown ordered an investigation into the police's actions on May 12.

https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1366552-driver-who-killed-edinburgh-nurse-cleared-of-other-charges/ | default

After reviewing a report by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner, prosecutors have decided that no further action will be taken.

"After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, the procurator fiscal concluded that no further investigation is required," a spokesman said.

"The family have been informed of this decision."

Following her death, Ms Pirrie's family described her as "a loving mother, daughter, partner and friend".

https://stv.tv/news/east-central/1354164-mother-pays-tribute-to-woman-killed-during-police-pursuit/ | default

Her mother, Brenda McDonald, said: "Jill was loved by everyone who knew her, but most especially by her close family."

Jenkin and a friend bought the Ford Ka which killed Ms Pirrie from Gumtree for £40 earlier that day.

Police officers spotted the car being driven by Jenkin on Milton Road at around 7.45pm and discovered it was uninsured.

They attempted to stop the car but it accelerated away along the A7, overtaking other vehicles as it sped down Old Dalkeith Road.

Jenkin lost control when he was trying to turn onto Kingston Avenue and skidded across the junction, hitting Ms Pirrie from behind and throwing her against a wall.

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.