Edinburgh killer driver's brother drove at police officer as he tried to dodge the law

A thug who drove a motorbike at a police officer in a bid to escape arrest has been banned from the road.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 6:18 pm
Motorbike thug Dylan Jenkin

Kieran Jenkin, 21, was already serving a road ban when he rode a motorcycle on a pavement and narrowly missed striking PC Ryan Webster in the capital’s Niddrie area.

The constable was forced to step out the way as Jenkin travelled towards him before the banned biker fled the scene in September 2019.

Jenkin had spotted the officers outside at a property in the capital armed with a search warrant in relation to a separate matter before making his escape.

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He is the younger brother of killer driver Dylan Jenkin who mowed down tragic nurse Jill Pirrie, 33, as she made her way home from a shift at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in May 2016.

Ms Pirrie died after suffering catastrophic injuries after Dylan Jenkin, then aged 18, smashed into her in an uninsured car he had bought for £40 as he fled from police.

The innocent victim was hit from behind, thrown against a wall and suffered fractured ribs and severe chest and head injuries.

She was taken to hospital where medics battled to save their colleague’s life, but she died later that day.

Cowardly Jenkin, from Edinburgh, ran off from the scene and did not give himself until the following day amid a massive police manhunt.

Ms Pirrie’s death caused an outpouring of grief and anger and calls for increased minimum sentences for killer drivers.

Jenkin was jailed for six years and banned from driving for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh after pleading guilty to causing the mother-of-one’s death by dangerous driving. His brother was widely criticised for posting videos of dangerous driving on social media while he was awaiting sentence for the tragedy.

Now younger brother Kieran is serving a lengthy driving ban after admitting to attempting to assault PC Webster by driving a motorcycle towards him at speed on a pavement in Edinburgh.

He also pleaded guilty to driving the bike while disqualified.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told police officers attended at an address at Niddrie Marischal Drive in the city with a search warrant at around 11am on September 11, 2019.

Prosecutor Clare Kennedy said: “As they approached the house with the warrant they saw Mr Jenkin on a motorcycle outside the property.

“Officers recognised Mr Jenkin and he attempted to make off from them. He drove the motorcycle onto the pavement where constable Webster was standing 20 yards away.

“The constable asked Mr Jenkin to stop but he then accelerated towards constable Webster who had to step aside to stop being struck.”

Ms Kennedy added Jenkin then “made off and was lost to sight” and at the time of the incident he was disqualified from driving.

Solicitor Matthew Nicholson said Jenkin, from Bilston, Midlothian, was in a stable relationship and worked as a scaffolder.

Jenkin pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and assaulting PC Webster by driving a motorcycle at him at speed.

Sheriff Kenneth McGowan banned him from driving for 24 months and fined him £300.

Jenkin, was also placed on a 12 month supervision order and told he must complete 120 hours of unpaid work in the community.

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