Academy Park: Post mortem results will determine if man found dead in Leith was the victim of an attack

Detectives are waiting for the outcome of a post mortem examination before ruling if the death of a man found seriously injured in Leith is suspicious.

By Rachel Mackie
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 5:54 pm
Academy Park: Man pronounced dead in Leith area of Edinburgh after being found with seriously injuries
Academy Park: Man pronounced dead in Leith area of Edinburgh after being found with seriously injuries

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8.50 pm on Thursday after receiving reports of a seriously injured man.

They arrived to the roadway at Academy Park, only to pronounce the man dead at the scene.

Police Scotland has launched investigation into the incident and a remained in the area throughout Friday.

Any one with information about how the dead man sustained his injuries, or saw or heard anything suspicious in the Academy Park region, has been urged to contact them on 101.

In a statement, Detective Inspector Jonny Wright from Gayfield CID said: "Officers are investigating after a man was found fatally injured on the roadway at Academy Park, Edinburgh, on Thursday, 2 December, 2021.

“At around 8.50pm the man was found with serious injuries. Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries into the full circumstances remain ongoing and a police presence will remain in the Academy Park area throughout Friday, 3 December, 2021.

"We are currently working to establish how the man came to sustain his injuries and would ask anyone who saw or heard anything of concern within Academy Park, between 8.30pm and 8.50pm on Thursday, 2 December, or has any information in relation to the incident, to contact us as soon as possible.

"Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3329 of 2 December 2021."

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