Police appeal for witnesses following Ford’s Road death

Police appeal for witnesses following Ford’s Road death

Police in Edinburgh are investigating following the death of a man in Ford’s Road.

The death was initially reported to police around 3.50am on Thursday, March 7, when a man was found in the street with serious injuries. 

Officers on Ford’s Road. (Pic: Alan Simpson)

Police and emergency services attended, however the man was found to have sadly passed away. 

A Peugeot vehicle was found abandoned close to the scene.  

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. 

An investigation has now been launched by Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

Officers remain at the scene and those living in the Stenhouse and Stevenson Drive areas should expect to see a higher number of officers in the area over the coming days in order to provide community reassurance. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses and would ask anyone with information to come forward.  

Officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the areas of Fords Road, Stenhouse Avenue, Stevenson Drive and the wider Stenhouse area in the early hours of Thursday, March 7.

Forensic officers arrive at the scene after a body was discovered at Fords road Edinburgh. (Pic: Alan Simpson)

Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Unit said:  “This death is very much unexplained and we are still in the early stages of our investigation. 

“We are eager to establish the full circumstances leading to the discovery of the man’s body and are investigating a number of lines of inquiry, including the potential that a Peugeot vehicle has been involved in this incident. 

“I would ask anyone who either lives or was driving in the areas of Fords Road, Stenhouse Avenue and Stevenson Drive, along with surrounding streets, in the early hours of Thursday, March 7, and saw any vehicles driving erratically or at speed or any other suspicious behaviour, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience. 

“I would also ask anyone who has any private CCTV or dashcam footage in these areas that can assist with our investigation to come forward immediately and allow our officers to view it.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the Major Investigations Team on 101, quoting incident number 0332 of March 7, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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