A police investigation is underway after an 82-year-old woman fell on a number 38A First Bus when the vehicle braked suddenly in Linlithgow High Street around 4.25pm on Saturday afternoon.

The passenger was taken by the Scottish Ambulance Service to St John’s Hospital, Livingston, for treatment, however she sadly passed away around 9pm that evening.

The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Following a review of CCTV on the bus, officers are now appealing for witnesses.

Inspector Richard Latto of Lothians and Scottish Borders’ Road Policing Unit said:  “This is a tragic collision and our thoughts are with the lady’s family at this sad time.

“We are eager to establish to dull circumstances of this incident and would ask anyone who was on the 38A bus in Linlithgow High Street, or who saw the incident from street, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”