Police appeal following suspicious death in Scotland Street

Police appeal following suspicious death in Scotland Street

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information following the discovery of a body in suspicious circumstances at an address in Scotland Street.

The incident happened around 5.30am on Friday, December 2, when a disturbance was reported to police.

Officers attended and the body of a man was discovered.

Enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the identity of the victim, however officers are currently treating the death as a homicide, pending a post mortem.

Officers are appealing for information and are asking for anyone who was in the area to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie of the Major Investigations Team said: “We have found a body in suspicious circumstances, which has sustained significant injuries.

“It is being investigated at the same level as a homicide, although until the result of the post mortem we cannot commit to this.

“With this in mind it is imperative that we trace those involved in this incident as soon as possible.

“I would urge anyone who was in the Scotland Street area on the morning of Friday, December 2, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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