Man arrested following death of woman, 78, in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested following the death of a 78-year-old woman in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland said emergency services were called to a disturbance within a house in the capital's Fernieside Crescent at around 8.25am on Tuesday.

The pensioner was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death as "enquiries continue".

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "This was an isolated incident and officers remain in the area to provide public reassurance and anyone with concerns should speak to officers."

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The force said a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.