Woman reported after Edinburgh girl allegedly stabbed

A woman has been reported to prosecutors after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed.

Police Scotland were called to a property in Edinburgh at around 1.35am on Wednesday.

The girl was found with serious injuries and was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children where she is in a "critical condition''.

A 48-year-old woman was also found injured and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

It is understood police are not looking for anyone else over the incident.

A police spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh were called to an address at around 1.35am on Wednesday where an eight-year-old girl was found with serious injuries.

"She was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, where she remains in a critical condition and specialist detectives are currently supporting her family.

"A 48-year-old woman was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after also being found seriously injured within the address.

"She has now been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with this incident.''