Man, 27, charged after woman falls to her death from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

A man has been charged after a woman fell to her death from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Police Scotland has said.

Fawziyah Javed, 31, from Pudsey, West Yorkshire, fell from the landmark at around 9pm on Thursday and died at the scene.

In a statement on Saturday, Police Scotland said a 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with her death, which is being treated as suspicious. They have not said what offence he has been charged with.

Detective Inspector Bob Williamson said: “Fawziyah’s family ask for their privacy to be respected during this extremely difficult time.

“I’d like to thank the officers and partners who attended the scene on Thursday evening and have assisted with our ongoing enquiries.”

The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, the force added.


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