'Blood-soaked baby's hat' found at beauty spot

Police launch investigation after baby’s hat is found with ‘worrying amount of blood’ in a bag at a Scottish beauty spot

  • Blood-stained items found inside a carrier bag at Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh
  • Police officers were deployed to the woodland area at around 9.35am yesterday
  • Forensic officers have been scouring the area and conducting detailed searches

An investigation has been launched after a ‘blood-soaked baby’s hat’ was discovered inside a bag by a dog walker at a woodland park in Scotland.

Emergency services were called to Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh after the item of clothing was found inside a carrier bag, which was saturated with blood, at around 9.35am yesterday.

Forensic officers, including specialist dog teams, were deployed to the scene to scour the beauty spot and conduct detailed searches.      

Police officers carry out detailed searchers at  Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, after the discovery of a ‘blood-soaked baby’s hat’

Police also found ‘a receipt from a Glasgow store’ and a ‘note written in Polish’, The Daily Record reports. 

The blood-stained piece of clothing has now been sent to a lab where it will undergo further tests. 

A police source told The Daily Record: ‘There was a substantial amount of blood. Enough to cause concern.

‘DNA tests will be carried out while searches are ongoing in case there is more to be discovered.

Officers scour the area for clues after the discovery of a blood-stained item of clothing

‘The hat was woollen and had been knitted. The carrier bag was saturated. It was serious enough to cause a huge police response.’ 

The source added that all avenues needed to be explored and they would need to establish if the blood was human.   

MailOnline has contacted Police Scotland for comment. 

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