One man arrested after murder in Lochend Road South in Restalrig

Police have confirmed that one man has been arrested following the murder of a man in Restalrig.

Sunday, 21st July 2019, 10:01 am
One man has been arrested following the incident. PIC: Craig Cranston
One man has been arrested following the incident. PIC: Craig Cranston

A 49-year-old man was injured during the incident at around 12.15am on Sunday 21st July, outside the Edinburgh City Football Club's Social Club, formerly known as Loch Inn on Lochend Road South.

He sadly died later in hospital.

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One man has been arrested following the incident. PIC: Craig Cranston

Detective Chief Inspector Graham Grant from Edinburgh CID said: "Our sympathies are with the family of the man who died as a result of this incident and we are working to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

"An arrest has been made, but we remain keen to speak with anyone who was in the area of Lochend Road South, at its junction with ‎Sleigh Drive, during Saturday evening or into the early hours of Sunday morning and way have witnessed the disturbance.

Those with information can contact Edinburgh CID via 101 and quote incident number 065 of the 21st July. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.