'Funky' Sheffield grandmother dies after being hit by bin lorry in Edinburgh

Beryl Poole.
Beryl Poole.
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Tributes have been paid to a Sheffield pensioner who died after being hit by a bin lorry in Edinburgh.

Norah Beryl Poole, known as Beryl, 90, was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident on Piersfield Terrace, near to Northfield Broadway on Good Friday.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Beryl’s family said: “Beryl, Mum or Gran - was much loved by family and friends.

“She lived independently to the last, taking herself out most days, making full use of her free bus pass - Yorkshire lass that she was.

"There were longer trips abroad too, visiting further flung family. Her two grandchildren knew her as their 'funky Gran', often seen in bright rainbow shoes, sparkly jumper and jaunty cap.

"She was always good company, enjoying simple cafe trips where she’d re-tell her stories over a cappuccino and scone. We will all miss her greatly."