Man arrested over death in wood behind Lidl supermarket in Dalry

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a man in a wood behind a Lidl store in Edinburgh.

Grassmarket cordoned off after death in wood behind Lidl supermarket in Dalry

Emergency services were called to Gorgie/Dalry Community Park in Edinburgh at around 2am on Thursday.

The Scottish Ambulance Service attended but the 48-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police Scotland has arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with his death.

An arrest was made in the Grassmarket at around 2.45am on Thursday. Picture: TSPL

An area of the Grassmarket has been cordoned off since 2.45am on Wednesday while officers carry out an evidential search as part of the enquiry.

A spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating after a man was found with serious injuries in the wooded area at the Gorgie/Dalry Community Park, behind the Lidl supermarket, at around 2am on Thursday.

“The Scottish Ambulance Service also attended and pronounced the 48-year-old dead at the scene.

“A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident and inquiries are continuing.”

Police have cordoned off an area of the Grassmarket. Picture: TSPL

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