IT has been confirmed that Peebles mum Amanda Cox died of a brain haemorrhage in the plant room of an Edinburgh hospital.

The 34-year-old died just four days after prematurely giving birth to her first child.

Both Amanda and son Murray had been transferred to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from Borders General Hospital.

After visiting her child in a separate ward on the afternoon of Monday, December 10, Amanda went missing.

Following a major seven-hour search, which included a public appeal by police, she was found collapsed in the third-level plant room area of the hospital.

According to the official death certificate, Mrs Cox's death occurred at 11.08pm.

And the cause of her death is recorded as inter cranial haemorrhage - bleeding in the brain - pending further investigation.

A Police Scotland investigation into the circumstances surrounding Amanda's death has concluded with a report being forwarded to the procurator fiscal's office.

It is understood the Crown Office's own inquiry, under the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, is ongoing with Amanda's husband, Michael, and the rest of the family being updated in relation to any significant developments.

Local MSP Christine Grahame hopes the official inquiry will provide answers for the family.

She said: "It's a tragedy for the family

"How over many hours, not just minutes, many hours this mother went missing in a hospital.

"How there was a search outside the grounds but nobody located her within the hospital. It should never have happened. It's dreadful and it must never happen again."

NHS Lothian has been assisting with the inquiry.

Amanda's funeral took place in Peebles on Friday, December 28.

A fundraising campaign, which was started by family friend John Clarkson, to help with funeral costs and support Amanda's husband and son has raised almost £18,000.