Two women charged with murder of a man in Leith

Police Scotland have confirmed that two women have been charged with the crime. Picture: John Devlin
Police Scotland have confirmed that two women have been charged with the crime. Picture: John Devlin
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TWO women have been arrested and charged the murder of Alexander Duncan.

Duncan was found dead by his partner in his Primrose Street flat on Sunday night, though no-one had seen the 59-year old since the previous Thursday.

Alexander Duncan was found in his Primrose Street flat. Picture: Contributed

Alexander Duncan was found in his Primrose Street flat. Picture: Contributed

He was last spotted near the Marskman Bar on Duke Street and police immediately launched a murder investigation.

Police Scotland have now confirmed that two women have been charged.

A statement read: “Police Scotland can confirm that following the discovery of the body of Alexander Duncan within an address on Primrose Street, Edinburgh, on April 19, two women have today (Fri) been arrested and charged with murder.

“A 29 year-old and 31 year-old will appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday, May 5.”

Detective Inspector Martin MacLean said: “I would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while we carried out enquiries in relation to this incident.”