Police probing death in Edinburgh’s Leith area: What we know so far

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Police are investigating the death of a man in Edinburgh. Here’s what we know so far.

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Forensics officers have been spotted at the scene. Picture: EEN

Forensics officers have been spotted at the scene. Picture: EEN

- A man was found unconscious in West Montgomery Place in the Leith area of the city during the early hours of Friday morning.

- Forensics officers have been spotted scouring the scene this afternoon.

- Emergency services responded to the incident at around 1am.

- Despite paramedics’ best efforts, the man was prononouced dead at the scene.

A police cordon has been set up on West Montgomery Place. Picture: Sam Shedden

A police cordon has been set up on West Montgomery Place. Picture: Sam Shedden

- Police are treating the death as unexplained and enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

- Officers remain at the scene this morning with a police cordon in place and a forensic tent erected.

- Residents on West Montgomery Place are being told to “sign in” in order to enter the street.

- A smashed up phone box has been reported nearby, however it is not known if this is linked to the death.

A forensic tent has been set up on the road. Picture: Sam Shedden

A forensic tent has been set up on the road. Picture: Sam Shedden

We’ll keep you updated with this breaking news story as we get it.

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