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Arrest after woman, 31, plunges to her death at beauty spot Arthur’s Seat

Stock image: Arthur’s Seat towers over Edinburgh and has proved to be a popular walking spot for tourists (HANDOUT/METCALFE)

Stock image: Arthur’s Seat towers over Edinburgh and has proved to be a popular walking spot for tourists (HANDOUT/METCALFE)

An arrest has been made after a woman plummeted to her death from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

The fire service and ambulance were alerted to the scene in Holyrood Park at about 9pm on Thursday.

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with the incident.

The woman died aged 31 at the scene and her death is being investigated as “suspicious”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report that a woman had fallen from Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, around 9pm on Thursday.

“Emergency services attended including the fire service and ambulance. The 31-year-old woman died at the scene a short time later and her death is being treated as suspicious.”

Police said their enquiries remain ongoing.

Arthur’s Seat towers over Edinburgh and has proved to be a popular walking spot for tourists.

The beauty spot offers picturesque views of the city in all directions.

It is situated in Holyrood Park at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

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