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St John Vianney Primary School closed after body found

St John Vianney Primary in Edinburgh
Image caption St John Vianney Primary has been shut for the day

More than 260 pupils have been sent home from an Edinburgh school after a body was found near the playground.

St John Vianney Primary has been shut for the day following the discovery of a man's body just before 09:00.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances. Council staff are offering support to pupils and staff.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We responded to a primary school in the Inch area of Edinburgh after a man's body was found in the grounds."

He added: "At this stage the circumstances leading to the death of the male are being investigated and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

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