Baby in hospital after suffering head injuries in childminder's care

The 14-month-old was taken to the Sick Kids' Hospital in Edinburgh.

Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh.
Deadline

A childminder is being questioned after a baby suffered head injuries while in her care.

The 14-month-old boy was taken to the Sick Kids' Hospital in Edinburgh at 1.30pm on Saturday after paramedics were called to a house in the Gilmerton area of the city.

He is still being treated at the hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

Neighbours described seeing the paramedics arrive at the house.

Carol Crawford, 69, said: "A paramedic came out of the house holding the baby.

"The paramedic went into the back of the ambulance with him.

"I saw the lady who lives there with her arms around someone, who I think is the baby's mum."

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that officers had responded to a "medical" incident at the house and were now carrying out an investigation.

She said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a thorough investigation is being carried out after a child was admitted to the Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital on Saturday 8th February.

"In line with multi-agency child protection procedures we are working closely with NHS Lothian and the local authority to fully explore the circumstances of how this child was injured. Investigations of this nature are sensitive and complex and it is being approached in an open minded manner to help us fully understand what happened, which may take some time.

"No person has been arrested in connection with the enquiry. The child remains in a stable condition."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.