A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a university worker was stabbed to death near Edinburgh Castle.
Paul Smith, 28, who worked as a service operations coordinator at Edinburgh University, died after the incident on Johnston Terrace shortly before 2pm on Thursday.
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Today, a 40-year-old man appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with murdering Mr Smith.
George McAdam made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Michael Fletcher.
No plea was offered and the case was continued for further inquiry. McAdam was remanded in custody.