Road policing officers are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision on Princes Street involving a pedestrian and a taxi yesterday.

The 71-year-old female pedestrian was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she is being treated for serious injuries.

The collision occurred around 12.15pm at the east end of Princes Street close to the Waverley steps. There were road closures in place for around two hours.

Officers are now keen to hear from anyone who can assist them with their investigation.

Sergeant Iain Blain of Edinburgh Road Policing Unit said: “This collision has left a woman with serious injuries and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed it.

“We are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and I would ask anyone who was at the east end of Princes Street yesterday around noon who can assist us with our inquiries to please get in touch.

“In addition, anyone with any other information relevant to this investigation is asked to call us on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”