Woman killed in suspected hit and run identified by police

Emergency services were called to the A872 at Avonside Drive, Dunipace, at around 12.30am on Thursday.

Woman who died in ‘hit and run’ on A872, Dunipace identified as police probe under way Police Scotland

A woman who was killed in a suspected hit and run in Falkirk has been named by police.

Officers were called to the A872, at Avonside Drive, Dunipace, after receiving reports that a woman was struck by a car at around 12.30am on Thursday.

Emergency services pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

She has now been identified as 53-year-old April Mitchell, from the Dunipace area.

An investigation to trace the vehicle and driver involved is under way.

Inspector Stephen Quinn said: “Our investigation to identify the vehicle involved and the full circumstances remains ongoing, and we continue to appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

“Our thoughts remain with April’s family and friends at this terrible time.

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

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