A teenager has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving at the High Court in Edinburgh today, Monday 11th July.
Dylan Jenkin pleaded guilty to causing the death of theatre nurse Jill Pirrie after he lost control of his car on Old Dalkeith Road on Thursday 12th May.
Jill Pirrie (33) was on her way home from work when she was fatally injured in the collision.
The Ford Ka driven by eighteen-year-old Dylan Jenkin was being followed by police after he failed to stop when officers signalled him to do so.
Chief Superintendent Kenny Macdonald, Edinburgh Divisional Commander said: “Dylan Jenkin was convicted following a robust investigation by the inquiry team and demonstrates our determination to bring those responsible for offences to justice.
“The tragic consequences of Dylan Jenkin’s reckless behaviour cannot be reversed but I sincerely hope this conviction will give Jill Pirrie’s family some sense of justice having been carried out.
“We have reported the circumstances that preceded this collision to the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and in turn they have instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner to carry out an independent investigation, as is standard practice in incidents such as these.
“PIRC are instructed to investigate deaths following police contact or involvement, and we are cooperating fully with their inquiry.”