DI David Pinkney has spoken to the Edinburgh Evening News following the death of Mark Squires.
The 44-year-old sustained a number of serious injuries during an attack, which took place in a lane at the side of the Longstone Inn pub, leading to Stenhouse Mill Lane.
His death is being treated as murder and inquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible.
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Police are appealing for any information that could help their investigation.
DI David Pinkney also stated that their investigation is being treated as a one off and is not linked to any other investigation.