Family Tell Of Devastation After Death Of Man In Edinburgh

16 March 2017, 13:10 | Updated: 16 March 2017, 13:13

Colin Skilbeck

The family of a man who died after being found injured at a property in Edinburgh have said his death will leave a huge hole in their lives.

Colin Skilbeck, 41, was pronounced dead at an address in Gibson Terrace, Fountainbridge, after suffering a serious injury on Sunday.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Mr Skilbeck's family said: ''We are utterly devastated at Colin's death and are still trying to come to terms with the fact that he is no longer with us.

''All of us loved Colin dearly and his passing will leave a huge hole in all of our lives.

''To all of those who have already come forward to provide comforting words and support, we are extremely grateful.

''As we now rally as a family to grieve, we would ask that the media respect our privacy at this very difficult time.''

Police say investigations into his death are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour said: ''Our inquiries into Colin's death are continuing and we remain keen to hear from anyone who was in Gibson Terrace or the surrounding area between 8pm and 9pm on Sunday March 12.

''Anyone with information that can assist with our ongoing inquiries is asked to contact police immediately.''