Prestonfield murder victim named by Police

Prestonfield murder victim named by Police

Police in Edinburgh can now confirm the identity of a man who died in the Prestonfield area on Thursday 21 February.

He was Alasdair Forsyth from Edinburgh.

The 67-year-old was found with serious injuries to his head and body and sadly pronounced dead at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service following a disturbance at an address in Clearburn Road.

Three males, aged 15, 16 and 19 have been charged in connection with this and following a court appearance were remanded in custody.

Detective Inspector Bob Campbell from Edinburgh CID said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Forsyth as they come to terms with their loss and our specialist officers will provide them with all the support they need at this time.

“The three teenagers charged have now appeared in court in connection with this incident and we are satisfied that we aren’t looking for anyone further.

“The family of Mr Forsyth have asked that their privacy be respected at this time.”

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