Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man's body found on Edinburgh street

Leamington Terrace, Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The man's body was found on Leamington Terrace, near to its junction with Bruntsfield Place

An investigation is under way after a man's body was found lying on a street in the Bruntsfield area of Edinburgh.

Ambulance Service staff alerted police after the 37-year-old man was discovered on Leamington Terrace, near Bruntsfield Place, at about 05:35.

The death is being treated as unexplained and detectives were particularly keen to trace a couple who may have tried to help the man earlier.

They have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Det Insp Alan O'Brien said: "Our inquiry is at an early stage and we are currently working to establish the man's identity.

"However, I encourage anyone who may have noticed or spoken to this man and can provide potentially vital information on his movements to please contact police immediately.

"In particular, we understand that a couple had attempted to help the deceased male and I appeal to them to come forward as soon as possible."

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