Funeral date set for Balerno man killed after stabbing near Edinburgh Castle

The funeral of a "much loved" son who was killed after being stabbed near Edinburgh Castle is scheduled take place later this month.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 9:32 am
Paul Smith.

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Mr Smith's family have now placed a notice in the Evening News concerning his funeral arrangements.

It reads: "Tragicallty, on May 30, Paul, aged 28 (employed at Edinburgh University), precious and much loved son of Iain and Margaret. Paul will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him."

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A burial service will be held at Currie Cemetery,Kirkgate, Currie on Monday June 24th at 3pm. The notice states that all are welcome.

Paramedics and passers-by tried to save Mr Smith but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened in an area busy with shoppers and tourists with senior officers immediately seeking to calm and reassure the public.