Police are searching woodland in Edinburgh following the discovery of a blood-stained item of clothing.
Officers were made aware of the find at Corstorphine Hill on Tuesday morning, around 9.35am.
The item has been sent to the lab for further analysis.
A police spokeswoman said: “Examination of the item will be carried out to confirm what it is and officers are carrying out a search of the area.”
No other related items were found at the site, police added.
An investigation into the discovery is ongoing.