Three detained following death in Fountainbridge flat

Police are appealing for witnesses in assault case.
Police are appealing for witnesses in assault case.

Police have confirmed that three people have been detained following the death of a man in Fountainbridge.

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Officers at the scene following the incident. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Officers at the scene following the incident. Picture; Ian Georgeson

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A 36-year-old man and two women aged 34 and 39 have been detained following the death of a 41-year-old man in Gibson Terrace on Sunday March 12.

Police were called to an address in Gibson Terrace on Sunday evening following a report that a man – who has not been named – had sustained a serious injury inside a flat.

Ambulance crews fought to save the 41-year-old’s life, but he died at the scene. A local councillor said there had been problems with drugs in the area.

And a student who witnessed the incident described the scene as “scary” and said there were “dozens” of emergency service vehicles.

The teenager, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “There were students standing in the street watching and some were looking out of their windows.

“There was about six police vans, a few cars and ambulances. It was surreal for something so serious to be happening directly across from our accommodation.

“I saw two police men with what looked like rifles, and when they went inside we could see them through the flat window. It looked like they were cornering someone. Later after everything appeared to have calmed down I saw officers in forensic suits go inside.”

Yesterday, police continued to guard the property as the probe continued.

Gavin Corbett, a local Green councillor, said there has been a heightened police presence in the area

He said: “Gibson Terrace and nearby streets have been the focus of recent attention by the police, council staff and Dunedin Canmore Housing Association following concern about drug dealing and antisocial behaviour. The feedback I had from residents until now was that this work was having an impact.

“Although we don’t yet know the precise details of this sad death, it will obviously be of concern to local people. I was very pleased to see a very visible police presence on the street and the canal and I know the police are committed to continuing to work with residents to ensure everyone’s safety.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Police are investigating following the death of a man in the west of the city. Officers were called to an address in Gibson Terrace at around 8.15pm on Sunday regarding a male who had sustained a serious injury.

“The Scottish Ambulance Service were also in attendance and treated the man at the scene, where he was subsequently prononced dead.