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Edinburgh police chase: Donations flood in for nurse's son

Jill Pirrie
Image caption Jill Pirrie is thought to have been walking home from work

Donations have been flooding in for the five-year-old son of the Edinburgh nurse who was killed after being hit by a car that was being pursued by police.

A fundraising appeal was launched by colleagues at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in memory of Jill Pirrie, 33, who was knocked down on Old Dalkeith Road on Thursday.

Four men have been detained in connection with the incident.

The gofundme.com page has passed its £2,000 target and reached £11,263.

The car involved was a silver Ford Ka that was being followed by a police car with blue lights and siren activated.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident that took place at about 20:00.

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Image caption The nurse's colleagues have set up a gofundme page to raise money for her family
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Image caption The crash happened on Old Dalkeith Road
Image caption Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward

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