Woman dies after being hit by car as police make arrest

Nicola Kirk, 45, died in hospital after being struck in Dumfries on Wednesday night.

Woman dies after being hit by car as police make arrest Police ScotlandSNS Group

A 45-year-old woman has died after being struck by a car in Dumfries.

Nicola Kirk was struck in the Whitesands area at around 8.15pm on Wednesday night.

She was taken to Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary where she later died.

A 26-year-old woman was also struck by the car but did not sustain any serious injuries.

Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident. He is due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Friday.

Detective Inspector Dean Little said: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We have arrested and charged a 35-year-old man in connection with the incident and he is due to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

“We continue to appeal to anyone with information or dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation and would ask them to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 3169 of 12 May.”

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