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Boy, 3, dies after car crashes into Edinburgh charity shop

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Image caption The car crashed into a charity shop

A three-year-old boy has died after a car crashed into a charity shop in Edinburgh.

The boy and a 37-year-old woman were hit by a red Kia car which is understood to have mounted the pavement on Morningside Road at 14:30.

The vehicle crashed into the St Columba's Hospice charity shop.

Police confirmed the two pedestrians were taken to hospital, where the toddler died and the woman was treated for her injuries.

'Heartfelt thoughts'

The road was closed from Morningside Library to the M&S food shop.

Inspector Roger Park from the Edinburgh road policing unit said: "The heartfelt thoughts of my colleagues and I remain with the families involved in this absolutely tragic incident.

"We are providing support to the family and I would ask that the privacy of those involved are respected at this time."

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He said inquiries would continue to establish the full circumstances of the collision and appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam or CCTV footage to contact police.

Melanie Main, Green councillor for Morningside, said: "My thoughts and hopes are with the family affected."

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