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Family pay tribute to man murdered in Tranent

Paul Jared Scott
Image caption Paul Jared Scott, 22, died at a flat in Toll House Gardens, Tranent

The family of a man murdered in an East Lothian flat have paid tribute to him, saying he was "adored".

Paul Scott, 22, from the Niddrie area of Edinburgh, died at a flat in Toll House Gardens, Tranent, having been the victim of a "violent attack".

It is believed he was in the flat when a disturbance happened at about 0400 GMT on Monday.

The Scott family said: "Paul was adored by all his family and many friends, and we are all heartbroken."

The statement added: "Our son, we will miss you forever."

Image caption An area of Toll House Gardens in Tranent was cordoned off by police on Monday

Det Ch Insp Willie Guild, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Toll House Gardens about 0400 GMT on Monday, and who may have seen or heard something suspicious, to get in touch.

"In particular, we are keen to talk to any taxi drivers who may have been called to the Tranent area in the early hours of Monday morning.

"Paul Scott was subjected to a vicious attack, and we are asking for the public's assistance to identify the person responsible.

"I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch a matter of urgency."

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