Woman who died following disturbance inside house named as man charged

Margaret Parker, 78, was named as the woman who died following a disturbance at a house in Edinburgh.

Police Scotland names Edinburgh woman who died inside house as man charged Police Scotland

Police have named the woman who died following a disturbance inside a house in Edinburgh as 78-year-old Margaret Parker.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with her death at a property on Fernieside Crescent on Tuesday morning.

He has also been charged in relation to the attempted murder of a 55-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman during this incident. They did not require medical treatment.

The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Video shared on social media showed police responding to the incident and a series of loud bangs can be heard.

STV News understands that these sounds were not gunshots and were police attempting to gain access to a property.

Detective inspector Dougal Begg said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Margaret Parker and everyone affected by this tragic incident.

“A continued police presence can be seen in the area as officers continue their enquiries into this isolated incident.”

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Anyone with information that could help Police Scotland are urged to contact the force.

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