Edinburgh crime: Man arrested in connection with assault after death on Westfield Road

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The road remains closed as police investigations continue

A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault following the death of a man in Edinburgh.

Officers were called to Westfield Road at around 12.55pm on Friday, June 7, following concern for a man within a property. A 53-year-old man was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been made aware.

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A police cordon remains in place on Westfield Road, between Gorgie Road and Stevenson Road, as police investigations continue. 

A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with assault following the death of a man on Westfield Road in EdinburghA 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with assault following the death of a man on Westfield Road in Edinburgh
A 43-year-old man has been arrested in connection with assault following the death of a man on Westfield Road in Edinburgh | Google Maps

Detective Inspector David McAlinden said: “Our enquiries remain ongoing but we are treating this as a contained incident. Westfield Road has been closed to allow for investigations to be carried out in the area.

“We know this has had a significant impact on the local community and wider public so we would like to thank them for their patience and understanding.”

Lothian Buses said the road closure will affect services 1 and 2. In a statement they said: “Due to a road closure buses are unable to serve Westfield Road and Stevenson Road and are instead diverted via Gorgie Road and Balgreen Road in both directions until further notice.”

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