Mystery of Taiwanese woman pulled from city river


MYSTERY surrounds a young Taiwanese woman who was pulled from a river in one of Edinburgh’s most upmarket suburbs.

The 23-year-old, was found under the city’s Dean bridge and is now in a

“critical condition’ in hospital.

The woman, who is believed to be in the country legally, was pulled from the river less than 12 hours after arriving in Scotland.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

The woman is believed to have made a train journey from London to Edinburgh on Monday, arriving in the Scottish capital around 8pm.

The woman was pulled unconscious from the Water of Leith, near to Well Court in the Dean Village area, at around 5am the following morning.

She was taken by ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she remains in a serious condition.

A police spokesman said:

“Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the woman in the hours before she was found.

“The woman is known to have arrived at Waverly Station from London at around 8pm on Monday, May 23 and anyone who saw her or who has information that can assist with our enquiries is asked to contact police immediately.

“We are still carrying out enquiries to determine what led the young woman to the Water of Leith and are seeking the assistance of the public with our investigation.

“Anyone who thinks they may have seen her in the Well Court area or around Waverley Station is urged to come forward. “