Dead body found near Lothian Road

Police are investigating the body found near St Cuthbert's Church. Picture: Andrew Stuart

Police are investigating the body found near St Cuthbert's Church. Picture: Andrew Stuart

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Police have closed off a city centre churchyard after the body of a man was found earlier this afternoon.

Officers were called to St Cuthbert’s churchyard near the bottom of Lothian Road just before 1pm today.

Police have sealed off the area. Picture: Craig Fowler

Police have sealed off the area. Picture: Craig Fowler

A police spokeswoman said the death is currently being treated as unexplained but enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

She said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to St Cuthbert’s churchyard, Lothian Road just before 1pm today, after the body of a man was found.

“His death is currently being treated as unexplained but police are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances.”

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