Jill Pirrie’s dad: I don’t blame police

Jill Pirrie
Jill Pirrie

THE father of a city nurse who was knocked down and killed by a car that was being chased by police has said he does not blame officers for her death.

Ralph Pirrie, 67, spoke after the teenage driver of the vehicle admitted causing the death of his 33-year-old daughter, Jill, on May 12.

The nurse was hit from behind and thrown against a wall on Old Dalkeith Road while walking home to Ravenswood Avenue following a shift at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI).

She was taken to the ERI with chest and head injuries, but died less than two hours later.

Dylan Jenkin, 18, was driving the Ford Ka which struck and killed the mother-of-one. Her son is now living with his father.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has launched an investigation into the role of officers who were pursuing the car at the time.

Mr Pirrie said: “We’ve been told that the PIRC report is nearing completion.

“I’m not expecting anything untoward from the PIRC report.

“The police have been exceptionally good to us and I’m sure all the procedures were followed correctly.”

He added: “We’re quite to let the matter take its course and have confidence that justice will be done. It’s entirely a matter for the courts.

“We’ve lost our daughter, the rest is up to the justice system.”