‘Homeless man’ found dead in New Town

A homeless man was found dead in a New Town street this morning.

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Police at the scene of the discovery.

Police at the scene of the discovery.

Officers cordoned off East London Street following the discovery at around 7:45am.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh are currently in attendance following the discovery of a man’s body in East London Street.

“The incident was reported to police and emergency services around 7.45am on Thursday, February 22.

“Inquiries are currently ongoing, and the death is being treated as unexplained. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Police have cordoned off the area.

Police have cordoned off the area.