Soldier dies after falling through primary school roof

A soldier has died after falling through the roof of a primary school in the Capital.

Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 10:49 am
St Mary's Primary School on East London Street covered in scaffolding. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

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The 19-year-old has been named as Josh Wilson.

He was admitted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after falling through the roof of St Mary’s Primary School on East London Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Soldier Josh Wilson who died after falling through the roof of St. Mary's primary school. Picture: Contributed

The soldier, from Stevenson in North Ayrshire, died of his injuries in hospital on Tuesday morning.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to East London Street shortly before 5am on Sunday 7 May following a report that a man had fallen through the roof of St Mary’s Primary School.

“The 19-year-old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment but he sadly succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday 9 May.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Josh Wilson died after falling through the roof of St Mary's Primary School. Picture: Andrew O'Brien
Soldier Josh Wilson who died after falling through the roof of St. Mary's primary school. Picture: Contributed
Josh Wilson died after falling through the roof of St Mary's Primary School. Picture: Andrew O'Brien