Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Child, 3, drowned in garden pond

A toddler drowned after falling into a garden pond, police have confirmed.

Three-year-old Charlie Berry, from Kelso in the Scottish Borders, fell into the water while visiting a house in Edinburgh.

He was taken by paramedics to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, but could not be resuscitated.

The incident, which happened last Thursday but has only now been made public, was said to have been a tragic accident.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police confirmed: "Police and paramedics were called to an incident in the Murrayfield area of Edinburgh on Thursday 22 July relating to a male child who had fallen into a garden pond.

"The three-year-old was taken to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children but was unable to be resuscitated.

"A full investigation was carried out surrounding his death and the circumstances confirmed as non-suspicious."

A celebration of Charlie's life is due to take at Kelso North Parish Church on Saturday, to which all friends have been invited.