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Woman falls from second-floor Leith Street window

A woman has fallen from a second-floor window on Edinburgh's Leith Street. Picture: Bill Henry

A woman has fallen from a second-floor window on Edinburgh's Leith Street. Picture: Bill Henry

A WOMAN is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from a second floor window on a busy Edinburgh street.

The 32-year-old fell from the window of a flat on Leith Street in the city centre shortly after midnight.

Police said a 38-year-old man was helping them with their enquiries.

A passerby found the woman at 12:15am and called the police.

Inspector Gill Geany, who is in charge of the investigation, said: “The woman is being treated at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after apparently falling from a second-floor window.

“A 38-year-old man is currently helping us with our enquiries, however anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

It is believed the incident took place at a homeless hostel on the street run by Edinburgh Council.

The Access Point on Leith Street offers a housing, health and social care service to those who are have found themselves on the streets.

One neighbour who lives in a flat beside the hostel said: “There was about ten police cars here and a lot of police, but I’m not sure what happened.

“The whole street was cordoned off. That was at about 1am or just after midnight.”

Edinburgh Council declined to comment on the incident.

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