Man arrested after death of 78-year-old woman in Edinburgh | UK News

Police Scotland said emergency services were called to Edinburgh’s Fernieside Crescent on Tuesday morning. The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Jenness Mitchell, Scottish reporter @Jenster13


Tuesday 21 May 2024 16:31, United Kingdom

A man has been arrested following the death of a 78-year-old woman in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland said emergency services were called to a disturbance inside a house in the capital’s Fernieside Crescent at around 8.25am on Tuesday.

The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 36-year-old man has been detained in connection with the death while “investigations continue”.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “This was an isolated incident and officers remain in the area to provide reassurance to the public and anyone with concerns should speak to officers.”

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The force said a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.