Fresh appeal for witnesses after cyclist killed in crash

Heather Stronach, 36, died after colliding with a lorry in Portobello High Street on November 2.

Fresh appeal for witnesses after cyclist killed in crash Police Scotland
Cyclist: Heather Stronach died following a crash with a lorry in Portobello High Street.

Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision between a cyclist and a lorry.

Cyclist Heather Stronach, 36, died in the crash on Portobello High Street at its junction with Sir Harry Lauder Road, Edinburgh, on Monday, November 2.

Emergency services were alerted at around 2.45pm, however Mrs Stronach was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following her death, her husband Martyn said: “I have lost my best friend and my soulmate.”

Enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remain ongoing, with police eager to trace two drivers.

Sergeant Mark Banner said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw the collision take place to come forward if they have not already done so.

“I am particularly keen to speak to two car drivers who may be able to assist. 

“The first was in a car stationary at the junction of Sir Harry Lauder Road, and the other was in a small black car on Portobello High Street. They may have information that could prove very helpful to our enquiry.

“Also, we’d still appeal to any pedestrians who were there or to anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage from the street around 2.45pm to get in touch.”