A probe has been launched after the sudden death of a teenage soldier at an army barracks in Midlothian.
Police were called to the Glencorse Barracks, in the Edinburgh Road area of Penicuik, at around 7.40am on Tuesday.
A 17-year-old male was found dead at the scene.
Officers confirmed the death is being treated as “unexplained”, but there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said “Around 7.40am on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, police were called to the Edinburgh Road area of Penicuik following the sudden death of a 17-year-old male.
“The death is being treated as unexplained but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”
An Army spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the death of a soldier on April 25 2023.
“Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.”
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