"a woman had fallen from Arthur's Seat"
A newlywed woman has died on her honeymoon after a “suspicious” fall from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.
This has prompted a police investigation.
It is believed that Fawziyah Javed had celebrated her wedding reception with family members and friends just days before her death.
She had been on her honeymoon in Edinburgh when she was involved in the fatal incident at around 9 pm on September 2, 2021.
Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene in Holyrood Park in a bid to save Fawziyah.
However, the 31-year-old woman from West Yorkshire could not be saved.
A source told the Daily Record that Fawziyah worked at Lyons Davidson Solicitors in Leeds.
The young woman was heavily involved in charity work before getting married late in 2020.
It is understood that Fawziyah had celebrated her wedding reception in West Yorkshire on August 29, 2021, before travelling to Scotland by train at the start of the week for her honeymoon.
The source also said that Fawizah was thought to be in the early stages of pregnancy before her sudden death.
Uniformed officers from West Yorkshire Police are believed to have been searching a property in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, on September 3, 2021.
The search is believed to be connected to the fatal fall, which officers have called “suspicious”.
As part of the investigation, police confirmed that a 27-year-old man was arrested.
It has not been revealed what his link is to Fawziyah.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said:
“We received a report that a woman had fallen from Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, around 9 pm on Thursday, 2 September.
“Emergency services attended including the fire service and ambulance.
“The 31-year-old woman died at the scene a short time later and her death is being treated as suspicious.”
“A 27-year-old man has been arrested and enquiries are ongoing.”
Emergency services remained at the scene throughout the afternoon of September 3, 2021, with forensics also spotted on Arthur’s Seat.
However, they were unable to say how long they would be there.
They also asked walkers to avoid certain parts of the hill as they carried out their work.
Fawziyah’s cousin has now issued a plea for justice and said her death had left a “hole in our lives”.
Arthur’s Seat is an ancient extinct volcano that sits 251 metres above sea level and overlooks Edinburgh.
It is also the site of a large and well-preserved fort.
The landmark is also popular with tourists and hikers.