Mystery over body found on rail tracks in Leith

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A person's body has been found near to a rail track in Leith, British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed.

BTP were called at 8.05am today (Wednesday) to reports of a body near to a section of the track in Allanfield, Leith.

Emergency services at the scene. PIC: Phil Knight

Emergency services at the scene. PIC: Phil Knight

The person's identity and the circumstances that led to their death are still being investigated.

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An eyewitness told the Edinburgh Evening News earlier today that six police cars, two ambulances and one medic were currently at the scene.

A spokesperson for BTP said: "BTP officers were called at 8.05am on 03/07 following a report of a body being found near a section of rail track in Allanfield, Edinburgh.

"Officers are currently at the scene and are working to establish the person’s identity and the circumstances behind the incident."