Police arrest man in Poland over Edinburgh murder

Maciej Ciania

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Poland in connection with the murder of a Polish man found dead at his flat in Edinburgh earlier this year.

Maciej Ciania was found dead at his flat in Dickson Street, Leith, Edinburgh, on January 14. It is thought the 34-year-old could have been dead for up to two days before his flatmate discovered the body.

Police launched an inquiry into the “violent and brutal” murder, circulating appeals for information throughout the UK.

Today Lothian and Borders Police said a 25-year-old man has been arrested in Poland on a European Arrest Warrant in connection with Mr Ciania’s murder and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

Mr Ciania’s sister Aleksandra, 42, has spoken of her devastation over the loss of her “much-loved” brother and urged anyone with any information to contact police.

In a statement, she said: “Our whole family is devastated by Maciej’s death, and we cannot imagine our life without him. My parents have lost a much-loved son, and I have lost not only a sibling but a friend.

“Maciej loved living in Edinburgh and was a popular person with many friends. He will be sorely missed.”