Toddler dies after incident in apartment block as man, 40, is arrested

A two-year-old boy has died after being found seriously injured at a block of flats in Edinburgh. 

Emergency services were called to the home in Muirhouse at 9.30am on Saturday. The toddler was found with dangerous injuries and died at the scene shortly afterwards.

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the incident. 

A number of police cars attended the scene.

Officers were seen guarding the property while the entrance to the building was blocked off.

Cheif Inspector David Happs, from Drylaw Police Station, said: ‘Around 9.30am on Saturday, 21 November, 2020, officers and emergency services were called to an address in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh 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.’

Officers called for anyone who may have information to contact them.

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