Tributes paid to tragic 7-year-old who died after collapsing at bus stop
Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old who died after collapsing at an Edinburgh bus stop on Constitution Street on Saturday.
The seven-year-old, named locally as Harris McGurk, fell ill while reportedly heading home from a soft play centre in the Capital.
It is understood he had been out celebrating the 10th birthday of his older brother.
Constitution Street was cordoned off for three hours after the incident with a police officer on duty to redirect traffic.
Despite emergency services rushing to the scene, the seven-year-old died later in the evening despite treatment at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Pamela Penman paid tribute on Facebook writing: “Rest in paradise, wee dude. You will be missed in your classroom by all your wee friends.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh were in attendance at Constitution Street around 5:40pm on Saturday 7 April after a child was taken unwell.
“The boy was taken to the Sick Kids Hospital where he sadly died a short time later. “There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.
“Inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.”