Edinburgh Castle stabbing victim Paul Smith 'was on phone to dad' when he was attacked

A man stabbed to death near Edinburgh Castle was on the phone to his dad when he was attacked, it has been reported.

Saturday, 1st June 2019, 12:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st June 2019, 1:48 pm
Paul Smith was murdered aged 28. Picture: Contributed

Paul Smith, from Balerno, died of wounds believed to have been inflicted by a pair of scissors in Johnston Terrace on the afternoon of Thursday 30 May.The 28-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics to give emergency assistance.

A police source told the Daily Record: "The victim was chatting on the phone to his dad when he was attacked.

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Paul Smith was murdered aged 28. Picture: Contributed

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Paul was a popular University of Edinburgh worker and yesterday his employers paid tribute to him.

A spokesman for the University of Edinburgh said: “Paul was a truly valued member of staff and his friends and colleagues are devastated by this news.”

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fatally stabbing