Ten-month-old baby dies after choking on fruit at nursery

The incident happened at the Bright Horizons Nursery in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Bright Horizons: The nursery has been closed. <strong>STV</strong>
Bright Horizons: The nursery has been closed. STV

A ten-month-old baby has died after choking on fruit at a nursery.

The incident happened at the Bright Horizons Nursery in Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Police said the boy was pronounced dead on Wednesday following the incident.

The nursery has been closed while investigations are being carried out.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were contacted after a ten-month-old boy took unwell within a private nursery in the Corstorphine area of the city on Tuesday.

“The child was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children where he sadly passed away on Wednesday.

“The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious, and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

A nursery spokesman said: “We are devastated by this news. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

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“Obviously we are co-operating fully with the authorities. The safety and well-being of the children in our care is our absolute priority.

“The nursery will be closed while we support our staff and families. In the meantime, we have arranged for our families to be offered alternative care at neighbouring nurseries.”


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