Man found dead in stairwell

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A MAN has been found dead in the common stairwell of a Leith tenement.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, was discovered in Spey Terrace on Sunday afternoon.

Police are treating his death as “unexplained” although it is understood that his death is unlikely to have been suspicious.

Officers have been carrying out inquiries in the common stair. A report is set to 
be sent to the procurator 
fiscal.

A police spokeswoman said: “Lothian and Borders Police are investigating after the body of a man, believed to be in his 40s was discovered within a common stair in Spey Terrace at around 4.05pm on Sunday.

“Inquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding his death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.”