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Murder victim named as Whitecraig pub landlord

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Image caption Police want to hear from anyone who was on the A1 near Dunbar in the early hours of Thursday

A man whose body was discovered behind an East Lothian pub has been formally identified as the inn's landlord.

Police have named him as Steven Curran, 47, from Musselburgh, who ran the Dolphin Inn at Whitecraig.

His body was found at the back of the pub at about 0200 BST on Thursday.

Lothian and Borders police have launched a murder inquiry and have connected the death with a crash which happened on the A1 near Dunbar at about 0015 BST on Thursday.

Police said a Toyota Celica collided with the central reservation near Dunbar and was found abandoned when officers arrived.

Officers remain "confident" the two incidents are linked and have reiterated their appeal for information.

Anyone who was on the A1 and witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicle driving erratically at the Thistly Cross Roundabout or the Spott Roundabout, is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police.

Similarly, anyone who saw a man walking alone in the countryside near the Broxburn Estate in Dunbar should also make contact with police.

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