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Man's body found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary car park 'lay for two days'

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Pic: Lisa Summers
Image caption The body was thought to have lain in bushes at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for two days

The body of a man found in bushes at a car park at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is believed to have lain there for two days.

It was found by a member of the public in the grounds of the hospital, off Old Dalkeith Road, at 14:45 on Sunday.

CCTV footage shows the man was one of a group of four men who got off a number 33 Lothian bus on Old Dalkeith Road on Friday night.

Police are treating the 43-year-old's death as suspicious.

Officers confirmed he died "as a result of significant injuries".

The man has been identified by police, however officers are trying to trace his family.

The group of men are possibly of Eastern European origin and got off the bus near Little France Crescent.

Officers are keen to trace anyone who may have been in the area of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at about 22:00 on Friday, and who may have seen the men.

Det Ch Insp David McLaren, from Police Scotland's specialist crime division, east, said: "Our investigations are continuing to focus on how the man sustained these injuries, and we are working to establish what happened after the group of men got off the bus.

"We know there were a number of people coming and going around the area of the hospital on Friday night, so we are appealing for anyone who might have been heading to or from work at the ERI about 10pm on Friday night to get in touch with us if they happen to remember seeing this group of men."

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