ERI car park death was result of severe injuries

Officers on patrol in the grounds of ERI as the area where man's body was found is cordoned off. Picture: Lesley Martin
Officers on patrol in the grounds of ERI as the area where man's body was found is cordoned off. Picture: Lesley Martin
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Police investigating the suspicious death of a man in Edinburgh today revealed he died as a result of significant injuries.

The body of the 43-year-old was discovered in bushes near the car park of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at Old Dalkeith Road on Sunday afternoon.

He has been identified and efforts are being made to trace his family.

CCTV inquiries show he got off a number 33 Lothian bus with a group of four other men, who are possibly of Eastern European origin, near Little France Crescent about 10pm on Friday night.

Police say the area would have been busy and are appealing directly to hospital workers who may have been in the area and seen the group of men as they got off the bus, to contact them.

Detective Chief Inspector David McLaren from the Specialist Crime Division Major Investigation Team said: “Our investigations are continuing to focus on how the man sustained these injuries, and we are working to establish what happened after the group of men got off the bus.

“We know there were a number of people coming and going around the area of the hospital on Friday night, so we are appealing for anyone who might have been heading to or from work at the ERI about 10pm on Friday night to get in touch with us if they happen to remember seeing this group of men.

“We also continue to appeal for anyone who may have any information regarding this matter, to contact us on 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”