ROAD policing officers are appealing for information following a fatal crash in Edinburgh which took place near to Murrayfield Stadium two hours before kick off yesterday (Saturday August 26)

Rugby fans from throughout the country travelled to the Scotland v Georgia game with free on street parkng available in the Balgreen area.

Emergency services were called to Stevenson Drive in the Balgreen area of the city around 3.30pm after a crash involving a car and a 70-year-old female pedestrian.

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The pedestrian was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where she died a short time later.

The 23-year-old driver of the car, a black Mercedes C-Class, was arrested in connection with a road traffic offence.

The road was closed while crash investigations were carried out and reopened around 9.50pm.

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Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who died at this very difficult time. We will continue to support them as our enquiries progress.

“I’m appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to get in touch. Drivers with dashcam footage of Stevenson Drive in the time leading up to the crash are urged to review it and bring anything of significance to our attention.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting reference 2403 of 26 August, 2023.