Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Death of man found on George IV Bridge 'unexplained'

George IV Bridge Image copyright Google
Image caption George IV Bridge, where the man was found dead

Police have started an investigation into the death of a man who was found dead in the stairwell of a block of flats in Edinburgh.

The body of the 29-year-old was found within 14 George IV Bridge at around 2:20 on Friday.

Inquiries are at an early stage but his death is being treated as unexplained.

A police spokesman said it appears the man fell through the stairwell from the third floor of the building.

Officers from Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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