Baby at centre of police inquiry dies in hospital

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A baby at the centre of a police investigation has died.

Police Scotland confirmed that five month old Hayley Davidson, from Levenmouth, passed away in hospital this afternoon.

She was rushed to the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh on Sunday morning in a critical condition.

Police officers arrived at a block of flats in West High Street, and sections were blocked off as an inquiry got underway.

They were responding to a report of concern for a child, but few details have been released since then.

The baby has been under the care of medics since Sunday.

Confimring the tragic news, in a statement issued through Police Scotland, her family said: “Hayley is a beautiful baby girl who was loved by everyone who met her and we, as a family, wish to be left alone to grieve at this difficult and trying time.”

Police Scotland said its investigation was on going.

A spokesman added: “A thorough and rigourous investigation is ongoing as officers progress with inquiries into Hayley’s death. A post mortem examination is to be arranged.”

Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale, Local Commander who is based at Levenmouth police station, added: “This is an extremely tragic and sensitive case and I’d like to reassure Hayley’s family as well as the wider community that we’re conducting a robust investigation and appreciate the assistance provided.”