Murder probe police ask for cabbies’ help

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Police investigating the murder of a Polish man in Leith are appealing to taxi drivers to help trace a man they believe can help them with their inquiries.

Maciej Ciania, 34, was found dead in his flat in Dickson Street on Saturday morning by his flatmate.

Detectives are now keen to trace a man who may have hailed a taxi in the Leith area on Friday night.

In particular, police would like to speak to any taxi drivers who may have picked up a fare between 10.45pm and 11.30pm on Friday, January 13, with the passenger described as being in his 20s, wearing a dark jacket and grey trousers, and who may have spoken with an Eastern European accent.

Police believe he may have got in a taxi in Easter Road, Leith Walk, or any of the surrounding streets.

Detective Superintendent Allan Jones said: “Mr Ciania suffered considerably at the hands of his killer.”