Police investigate body found at New Town flat

The body was discovered at Jamaica Mews. Picture: Neil Hanna

The body was discovered at Jamaica Mews. Picture: Neil Hanna

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POLICE are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a New Town flat this morning.

The 36-year-old was found dead at an address on Jamaica Mews about 4am after officers forced entry to the home.

The man, who is believed to live at the property on his own, had been reported missing around seven hours earlier.

Police went to the address about 10.30pm yesterday and discovered the flat in darkness. They later returned and used force to get inside.

It was not known this morning whether the circumstances of the death were suspicious.

The area has been sealed off. A forensic team and the Procurator Fiscal have been to the flat.