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Man arrested after pregnant newlywed lawyer falls to her death from Arthur’s Seat cliff in Edinburgh

Fawziyah Javed died at the scene (Picture: Deadline News)

A man has been arrested after a woman died in a fall from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

Fawziyah Javed fell from the landmark at around 9pm on Thursday.

Paramedics and the fire service were scrambled to the scene, but the 31-year-old, from West Yorkshire, died there a short while later. Police are treating her death as suspicious.

She is thought to have been on her honeymoon in the Scottish capital.

A neighbour described Ms Javed as ‘a very nice person’ (Picture: Deadline News)

According to the Daily Record, Ms Javed is believed to have celebrated her wedding reception just days before the incident having got married late last year.

A source claimed she was in the early stages of pregnancy when she died.

In a tribute posted on Facebook, her uncle Zareef Zaf Latif said: ‘Fawziyah, our precious niece, taken away from us way too soon. Have so many memories of you as a little girl.

Emergency crews rushed to the landmark on Thursday evening (Picture: Deadline News)

‘Will miss you so much. May Allah grant you a special place in Jannat. I hope the angels take care of you until we meet again.’

One of Ms Javed’s neighbours broke down in tears as she described her as a ‘beautiful person’.

Naseem Akhtar said: ‘I am very upset about her death, she was a very nice person. She had lived there for nine to 10 months.

‘She was a beautiful person and seemed very sensible. Yesterday I was all day crying.’

In a statement, Police Scotland said: ‘A 27-year-old man has been arrested and inquiries are ongoing.’

Arthur’s Seat is an 820ft ancient volcano that is popular with hikers and tourists.

There is also a large and well-preserved fort on the site.



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