/Man charged after death of woman who fell from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

Man charged after death of woman who fell from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

A man has been charged after a woman fell to her death at Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

Emergency services raced to Holyrood Park at around 9pm on Thursday, September 2.

A 31-year-old woman, who has now been named as Fawziyah Javed from West Yorkshire, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Thursday night
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Her death is being treated as ‘suspicious’ and a 27-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police have confirmed the man has now been charged and will appear in court on Monday.

It’s believed Fawziyah Javed had allegedly celebrated her wedding reception on Sunday just days before plunging to her death.

She is understood to have been on her honeymoon in the capital when she was involved in the fatal incident.

A source told the Daily Record the young woman, who worked at Lyons Davidson Solicitors in Leeds, was thought to also be in the early stages of a pregnancy before her tragic death.

In a statement issued on social media, Police Scotland said: “We can confirm that a man has been charged in connection with the suspicious death of a woman in Edinburgh.

“Police and emergency services were called to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park at around 9pm on Thursday, 2 September, 2021.

“A 31-year-old woman died at the scene a short time later and her death is being treated as suspicious.

“She can be named as Fawziyah Javed from Pudsey, West Yorkshire.

“A 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been charged. He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 6 September, 2021.”

Detective Inspector Bob Williamson said: “Fawziyah’s family ask for their privacy to be respected during this extremely difficult time.

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“I’d like to thank the officers and partners who attended the scene on Thursday evening and have assisted with our ongoing enquiries.”

Tributes have flooded in for the 31-year-old as a heartbroken neighbour broke down in tears, describing Fawziyah 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.”

A family member posted on social media: “Fawziyah, our precious niece taken away from us way too soon. Have so many memories of you as a little girl. 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.”

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