Woman Held After Death Of Child

5 December 2014, 15:36

A woman is being held by police following the death of a five-year-old boy.

The child was found with "significant injuries'' at a house in Alva, Clackmannanshire, earlier today.

Emergency services were called to the property in Carnaughton Place at around 8.50am, Police Scotland said.

Several streets in the surrounding area were cordoned off as inquiries continued.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Chief Inspector Stephen Sneddon said: "On arrival, police officers found the child with a significant injury to his body and he was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and a woman is currently detained in connection with the investigation.

"We are not currently looking for anyone else and I want to reassure the local community that there is no risk to them.

"Police officers will be carrying out various inquiries in the area and I would ask the public to continue to give us the full support they have shown so far, to allow us to conclude these investigations as soon as possible and allow the area to return to normal.

"This is a quiet area and I would emphasise that this is a very unusual incident which poses no risk to others.''

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