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Gary Sim charged with murder of Thomas Lamb in Edinburgh street attack

Thomas Lamb Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Thomas Lamb, 46, was found at Restalrig Circus at about 01:00 on Saturday

A 31-year-old has been charged with murder after a man was found fatally injured in an Edinburgh street.

Gary Sim appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday in connection with the death of 46-year-old Thomas Lamb.

Mr Lamb was found by residents in the city's Restalrig Circus at about 01:00 on Saturday. He had been in The Tor pub earlier.

Mr Sim, from Edinburgh, was charged with assault and murder. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Thomas Lamb's parents have issued a statement paying tribute to him.

Daughter died

Margo and John Lamb said: "Our son Thomas was a lovely, caring, thoughtful son. He would help anyone who needed help.

"Thomas liked to go fishing, play pool, follow his beloved Hibernian Football Club.

"He had several hobbies and was very artistic.

"He was a wonderful uncle to Kim and Kiera and was a loving nephew and cousin.

"Thomas has had a lot to cope with these past few years, having lost his sister, his only sibling, then his 16-year-old daughter and cared for both his parents who do not keep in good health but he tried hard to carry on.

"His death has been unthinkable and we would ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

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