Saturday 21st November 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Man arrested in connection with death of two-year-old boy in Muirhouse

A man has been arrested after a two-year-old boy died in Muirhouse earlier today. 

Emergency services attended the incident in a flat on Muirhouse Place West but thew toddler was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Chief Inspector David Happs, from Drylaw Police Station, said: “Around 9.30am on Saturday and emergency services were called to an address in the Muirhouse area where a two-year-old child was found seriously injured. 

“He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

“A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and enquiries are at an early stage and ongoing.

“We understand an incident such as this can cause distress and alarm to the local community. There will be a continued police presence in the area as we conduct enquiries.”

“Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should report this to police on 101, quoting incident number 1010 of 21 November.”

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