Craigmillar Castle Park: Body found at Edinburgh being investigated by police

The body was found on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, 23rd August 2020, 10:20 am

The death of a man whose body was found at an Edinburgh beauty spot yesterday is being investigated by Police Scotland.

Officers were called to Craigmillar Castle Park after a walker made the grim discovery at around 1pm. Shortly afterwards images were posted on social media showing uniformed officers at the scene and a number of police vehicles.

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The body was found on Saturday afternoon.

The area was taped off while forensics experts conducted an examination. It is understood that the body was later removed and will undergo a post mortem to determine the cause of death, which is being treated as 'unexplained'.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 1pm on Saturday August 22, the body of a man was found in a wooded area near Old Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.

"The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances."

Craigmillar Park is a popular spot for families, joggers, walkers and cyclists.

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