Family of man who died after disturbance 'completely devastated'

21 June 2019, 10:28

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The family of a man who died after a disturbance in Edinburgh say they are "struggling to come to terms" with his death.

Alistair Edmond was found with serious injuries after officers were called to Viewcraig Gardens around 4pm on Monday.

The 37-year-old was taken to the city's royal infirmary where he later died.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, his family said: "We are completely devastated by the death of our beloved Alistair and we are struggling to come to terms with the fact he is no longer with us.

"Alistair will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

"While we are extremely grateful for all the kind words and messages of support we have received, we'd ask that we now be left alone to grieve for Alistair in private."

A 52-year-old man from Edinburgh has been charged with murder in connection with the death.

Gary Walker was remanded in custody after appearing in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday, the Crown Office confirmed.

The case was continued for further examination and he is expected to return to court next week.