Bodies of mother and boy found at house in Bonnyrigg
- 29 December 2013
- From the section Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland
The bodies of a woman and her son have been found in a house in Midlothian.
The discovery was made at a property in South Chesters Lane, Bonnyrigg, at 20:30 on Saturday.
Police Scotland said the alarm was raised by a friend who was concerned about the family. The woman was aged 29 and the boy was two years old.
A 32-year-old man is being treated in hospital following the deaths. Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter.
Ch Insp Colin Brown said: "The man is being treated as a patient, however there are police officers with him in hospital.
"This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts are with the families who have been affected.
"We are keeping an open mind as to what occurred within this property, but I want to reassure members of the local community and neighbours that such incidents are relatively rare and a comprehensive investigation is underway.
"We are grateful to the support we are receiving from the neighbours while we carry out our inquiries."