OAP dies after falling down flats stairs

Police say the woman was found in a stairwell. Picture: Julie Bull
Police say the woman was found in a stairwell. Picture: Julie Bull
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AN elderly woman has died after falling down a set of stairs within a block of flats in the north of the city.

The incident occurred at around 11.30am at an address in Hawkhill Avenue.

Emnergency services raced to the three-storey property but the seventy-nine year old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still at the scene but have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to an address in Hawkhill Avenue at around 11.30am on Monday December 2 after a woman passed away within a stairwell.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”