Page last updated at 14:15 GMT, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Father dies while walking with toddler in station

Waverley Station
The man was shielded by a screen until emergency services arrived

An investigation has been launched into the death of a passenger at Edinburgh's Waverley Station.

The 47-year-old father, who was with his toddler daughter, either slipped or collapsed just after 0900 GMT.

The man, from Dundee, was treated by staff in the station and was taken to hospital where he later died.

He suffered head injuries in the fall. British Transport Police is now conducting an investigation. A post-mortem examination will be carried out.

'Tragic incident'

A Network Rail spokesman said: "We can confirm that a man has died following a tragic incident at Waverley Station on Wednesday morning.

"We are co-operating fully with the police investigation into this matter."

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "About 0920 GMT on Wednesday, 23 December 2009, a man in his 40s appeared to fall as he walked on the concourse of Edinburgh Waverley station.

"He was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he later died.

"Inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding his death, although at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

"It is anticipated that a post mortem will take place in due course to establish his cause of death and full report will be submitted to the local procurator fiscal by Lothian and Borders Police."

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