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.

Sunday, 27th May 2018, 4:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 3:16 pm

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.

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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.”