Man Dies After Trouble Breaks Out Next To Pub In Edinburgh

22 October 2017, 11:19

Longstone Inn

A man has died in a disturbance outside an Edinburgh pub.

Police said the 44-year-old victim was seriously injured in a lane beside the Longstone Inn, in Longstone Road, at around 1.30am on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

Detectives believe a number of people were involved in the disturbance and are appealing for witnesses.

The area has been cordoned off while the scene is investigated.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie said: "We believe a number of people were involved in the disturbance in the lane at the side of the Longstone Inn, and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to get in touch immediately."