Call for witnesses after death of woman struck by car in hit and run

Emergency services were called to the A872 in Dunipace at around 12.30am on December 15.

Renewed appeal over death of woman who was struck by car in hit and run in Dunipace Police Scotland

A renewed appeal has been launched into the death of a woman who was struck by a car in Falkirk.

The hit and run occurred on the A872 at Avonside Drive, Dunipace, at around 12.30am on December 15.

Emergency services pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene, and she was later identified as 53-year-old April Mitchell, from the Dunipace area.

An extensive police investigation to establish the full circumstances and identify the vehicle involved has been ongoing over the past week.

Officers revisited the scene overnight between Wednesday and Thursday this week as part of the investigation, police said.

Inspector Michelle Burns said: “Our efforts to establish what happened in this incident are ongoing. Our thoughts remain with April’s family at this difficult time and we are keeping them informed as our investigation continues.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area between 11.30pm on Wednesday, December 14 and 1am on Thursday, December 15 to come forward if you haven’t already spoken to police.

“I would also take the opportunity to appeal directly to the driver involved to please come forward, identify yourself and speak to us.

“Anyone with information, or potential dashcam or CCTV footage, is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident 0071 of December 15, 2022.  

“Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to give their information anonymously.”

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