Friday 03rd December 2021,
North Edinburgh Community News

Investigation launched after man found fatally injured in Leith

Police have launched an investigation after a man was found fatally injured in Leith last night. 

Emergency services were altered after the man was found on the roadway in Academy Park just before 9pm. 

However, the man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. 

The area remains closed off today whilst detectives and forensic officers carry out their investigation. 

Officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them. 

Detective Inspector Jonny Wright from Gayfield CID said: “Officers are investigating after a man was found fatally injured on the roadway at Academy Park, Edinburgh, on Thursday, 2 December, 2021.

“At around 8.50pm the man was found with serious injuries. Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries into the full circumstances remain ongoing and a police presence will remain in the Academy Park area throughout Friday, 3 December, 2021.

“We are currently working to establish how the man came to sustain his injuries and would ask anyone who saw or heard anything of concern within Academy Park, between 8.30pm and 8.50pm on Thursday, 2 December, or has any information in relation to the incident, to contact us as soon as possible.

“Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3329 of 2 December 2021.”

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