Further appeal for witnesses after fatal collision in Edinburgh

Published 30 May 2018

Police in Edinburgh are making a fresh appeal for information as part of their ongoing inquiries into a fatal road collision in the west of the city.

At around 12.30am on Friday 25th May a stolen Audi A3 drove along a chevron area of the carriageway leading to the Maybury Roundabout and shortly thereafter a collision occurred involving a BMW X5 and a Peugeot 206.

The Peugeot subsequently caught fire and after the flames were extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, an individual was found dead inside.

Forensic inquiries are continuing to formally identify this person, however the family have been informed and are being supported by Police Scotland.

A major investigation led by detectives from Corstorphine CID is ongoing and officers are now keen to trace a small dark-coloured hatchback that was seen travelling north from the Maybury Roundabout, towards Barnton, prior to the collision.

Detective Inspector Graham Grant said: "My officers are leaving no stone unturned as we look to identify those who were within the stolen Audi A3, and the public can help with our efforts by coming forward if they've seen the vehicle, which, at the time of the collision, had the number plate SM17 EAK.

"Similarly, if members of the public have seen the Audi since it was stolen from the Liberton area on 17th April then please get in touch so we can establish its movements since that time.

"As part of the ongoing investigation, we wish to speak with the driver and any occupants of a small dark-coloured hatchback vehicle, which had been travelling on Maybury Road towards Barnton at around 12.30am on Friday 25th May. It is believed this car was travelling close to a black Peugeot taxi, which we have since traced and obtained a statement from the driver. If you believe you were in this car then please come forward.

“I would also ask any other motorists who witnessed the collision, or may have relevant dash-cam footage of the incident or the movements of the Audi before or after this time, or who may have information relating to the driver and other occupants, to contact police immediately."

Those with information can contact Corstorphine CID via 101 and quote incident number 108 of the 25th May. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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