Mystery as 'blood-soaked baby's hat' in carrier bag found by horrified walker at beauty spot

A "BLOOD-SOAKED baby's hat" has been found by a horrified dog walker at a beauty spot.

Police raced to a woodland park in Edinburgh after the shocking discovery inside a carrier bag at 9.30am yesterday.

Forensic officers are scouring Corstorphine Hill for clues.

A police source told the Daily Record that the blood-soaked item discovered was a baby's hat.

They said: "DNA tests will be carried out while searches are ongoing in case there is more to be discovered.

“The hat was woollen and had been knitted. The carrier bag was saturated."

It's understood cops also found a "receipt from a Glasgow store" and a "note written in Polish".

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police are in the Corstorphine Hill area following the discovery of what appeared to be a bloodstained item at 9.35am.

"An examination will be carried out to confirm what the substance is.

"Officers are carrying out a search of the area and no other related items have been found.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

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