A WOMAN has died after being found lying unconscious by police officers in a garden this morning.
The woman, who has not been named, was discovered in a garden in Balfron Loan, Drumbrae after she was spotted by a member of the public at around 7.30am.
Police and an ambulance were called but paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
Police said the death was being treated as “unexplained”.
A man was taken away from the area and is currently helping police with their enquiries.
One local resident said that he saw two police vans turn up to the house in Balfron Loan.
Ryan McGeachy, 17, said he saw riot officers force their way into a house neighbouring the one where the body was found.
He said: “I saw an ambulance drive up and leave. There were two riot vans and five police cars and a dog van parked around the corner.
“I saw the Police get dressed into their gear and they waited around for a minute or two before a man who looked in charge said something and then they all started walking down the street.
“They were carrying one of those big red ram raider things that you use to break down doors.
“We saw them go through the neighbour’s back door and hear a load of shouting.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to an address in Balfron Loan at around 7.30am today after a woman was found lying unconscious within a garden.
“She was subsequently pronounced dead by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital.
“Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.
“The woman’s death is being treated as unexplained at this time.”