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Maciej Ciania murder: Photo released as family appeal

Maciej Ciania
Image caption Maciej Ciania's family urged anyone with information to contact the police

The family of a Polish man murdered in Edinburgh have said they cannot imagine life without him.

The body of Maciej Ciania, 34, was found in his flat in Dickson Street, Leith, on Saturday by his flatmate.

Appealing for information, his sister Aleksandra said the family were devastated by his death.

Police have issued a photograph of the victim and want to trace a man in his 20s who hailed a taxi in Leith between 22:45 and 23:30 on Friday.

He was wearing a dark jacket and grey trousers and may have had an Eastern European accent.

Specially trained officers have been liaising with Mr Ciania's family in Poland.

In a statement his sister said: "Our whole family is devastated by Maciej's death, and we cannot imagine our life without him.

"My parents have lost a much-loved son, and I have lost not only a sibling but a friend.

"Maciej loved living in Edinburgh and was a popular person with many friends. He will be sorely missed.

"I am appealing to anyone who can help the police find his killer to come forward immediately, and allow my family to find some peace in the knowledge that the person who murdered him has been found, so that no other family will suffer like we are."

Detectives hope that issuing a picture of Mr Ciania they may jog the memories of potential witnesses.

More than 40 officers are working on the murder inquiry.

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