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Edinburgh murder victim Thomas Lamb in pub 'argument'

Thomas Lamb Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Thomas Lamb, 46, was found at Restalrig Circus at about 01:00 on Saturday

A man who died after being found in an Edinburgh street with serious injuries may have been in an argument in a pub shortly before he was attacked.

Thomas Lamb, 46, was found at Restalrig Circus at about 01:00 on Saturday after officers were called to a disturbance.

Police are treating the death as murder. They want to trace three men who were in The Tor pub and left shortly after Mr Lamb.

Forensic tests were being carried out on a pitchfork found at the scene.

Det Ch Insp Keith Hardie, of Police Scotland, said: "We're satisfied there's been an incident in the pub in the area of the pool table, so that's something we're looking at and investigating.

"We have recovered a pitchfork from the scene. Whether or not that's involved in the attack on this individual it's too early to say."

Mr Lamb was a regular in the pub and a "fairly quiet individual who kept himself to himself" and was "not anybody who is on our radar or caused us any concern whatsoever", according to Mr Hardie.

He added: "The family are obviously traumatised because of the death of their son."

The three men seen in the pub were described as in their late teens to early 20s, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 10ins, and wearing dark clothing.

Officers are examining CCTV and carrying out door-to-door patrols in the area. They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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