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Murder victim in Leith named as Polish man Maciej Ciania

police at the Dickson street scene
Image caption It is thought Mr Ciania's body had been lying in the flat for up to two days

A man found murdered at a flat in Edinburgh has been identified by police.

Police said Maciej Ciania, 34, originally from Poland, had suffered a "brutal and violent death".

His body was discovered at the flat in Dickson Street, Leith, at about 09:00 on Saturday, but it is thought it could have been there for up to two days.

Police are keen to establish more details about Mr Ciania's lifestyle.

They want to speak to any of his friends or associates, or anyone who worked with him since he moved to Scotland a few years ago.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who might have seen Mr Ciania in the past week, particularly since Thursday morning when he was last seen alive.

Extra patrols

Det Supt Allan Jones said: "Maciej Ciania suffered significantly at the hands of his attacker, and we are keen to trace friends and acquaintances as a matter of urgency.

"It is vital that we build a picture of Mr Ciania's lifestyle and his movements over the past week, and I would appeal to members of the local community to get in touch with us immediately since they may well hold the key to us finding Mr Ciania's killer."

He added: "In the meantime, local officers are continuing to provide a highly visible presence and are conducting door-to-door inquiries around the area to gather information from local residents.

"Extra patrols have also been put in place to reassure members of the local community who may be concerned."

More than 40 officers from the Lothian and Borders Police major investigation team are now working on the inquiry.

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