Man dies in Edinburgh street after taking ill

A man has died in an Edinburgh street this afternoon after taking unwell this afternoon.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 3:25 pm
Emergency services attended.
Emergency services attended.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene, near to the Pret A Manger store in Shandwick Place, at about 2:10pm.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that a man had taken ill and described it as a "medical incident."

Officers taped off part of the pavement as emergency teams worked to save the casualty.

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Emergency services attended.

One eyewitness to the aftermath said they saw police officers interviewing people in the area.

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for more details.