Murder Inquiry Underway After Man Killed In Attack Outside Edinburgh Pub

23 October 2017, 13:32 | Updated: 23 October 2017, 13:34

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Police have started a murder inquiry after a man was attacked outside a pub and later died.

Mark Squires from Edinburgh sustained a number of serious injuries during the incident in a lane at the side of the city's Longstone Inn.

Emergency services were called to the scene during the early hours of Sunday and he was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but died a short time after.

The 44-year-old's death is now being treated as murder.

Detective Inspector Dave Pinkney said: "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with Mark's family at this time and I would like to reassure them that we are utilising all resources at our disposal to identify the individuals involved in the disturbance leading to his death."

Officers are trying to trace a group of three men and two women who were in the area at around 1.20am on Sunday.

Those with information can contact the Major Investigation Team in Edinburgh via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.