Body found after fire in Muirhouse flats

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POLICE are investigating after a man’s body was found by firefighters attending a fire within a block of flats in Edinburgh

The body was uncovered within a property at Oxcars Court, Muirhouse shortly after 12.30pm today.

Firefighters attended after being alerted to a fire within the property.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called to an address in Oxcars Court around 12.35pm today in response to a fire that had broken out within the property.

“The body of a man in his 50s was discovered within the flat, and enquiries are underway in order to establish the circumstances of his death.”