SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) is "cooperating fully" with the police in its investigation into the death of an 11-year-old girl.

Elizabeth Bell, from East Gordon, died yesterday (Wednesday, February 7) after she was involved in a collision with a bin lorry on the A6105 last month.

David Robertson, chief executive of SBC shared that the council's thoughts are with Elizabeth's family, friends, and neighbours.

Just after 8am on Wednesday, January 31 Elizabeth was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Edinburgh where she died.

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Mr Robertson said: “On behalf of Scottish Borders Council I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences following the tragic death of Elizabeth following a road traffic collision. 

"Our thoughts are with her family, friends and neighbours at this time.

“The Council is cooperating fully with ongoing investigations into the circumstances of this tragic incident. 

"We are providing support to staff involved and support is also in place for pupils and staff at relevant schools.

“As police enquiries are ongoing, we are unable to comment further at this time.”