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Bodies of mother and boy found at house in Bonnyrigg

Police tape, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
Image caption The area around the house where the bodies were found was taped off by police

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."

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