Officers arrested a 40-year-old man over the incident (Image: Alan Simpson Photography)

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A two-year-old child has died after an incident at a block of flats, with police arresting a 40-year-old man.

Officers have blocked off the entrance to the flats and cordoned off part of the street in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Police were called to the scene this morning, finding a seriously injured child who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A 40-year-old an has been arrested in connection with the incident, Edinburgh Live reports.

Chief Inspector David Happs, from Drylaw Police Station, said: "Around 9.30am on Saturday, 21 November, 2020, officers and emergency services were called to an address in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh where a two-year-old child was found seriously injured. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Police were called to the block of flats this morning
(Image: Alan Simpson Photography)

"A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and enquiries are at an early stage and ongoing."

"We understand an incident such as this can cause distress and alarm to the local community. There will be a continued police presence in the area as we conduct enquiries.

"Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should report this to police on 101, quoting incident number 1010 of 21 November."