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Hawkhill Close death probed by Edinburgh police

Hawkhill Close, Edinburgh Pic: John Easton
Image caption The man's body was found inside a block of flats at Hawkhill Close

Detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in an Edinburgh flat.

The man, who has not yet been publicly identified, was discovered at about 20:15 on Tuesday inside a block of flats at Hawkhill Close.

His death was being treated as suspicious, and police appealed for any witness to contact them.

A police cordon was put in place around the flats while investigations continued.

Supt Matt Richards, from Lothian and Borders Police, said: "At this time we are at an early stage of our inquiries, however the man's death is being treated as suspicious.

"Officers are carrying out forensic inquiries at the scene, and the building has been cordoned off to allow for this to happen.

"We are also carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the local area, as well as looking at CCTV footage.

"Officers will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the local area in the coming days in order to provide reassurance to local people, however there is not believed to be any risk to the public at large."

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