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Family pay tribute to 'much-loved' Jaymie Hall

Jaymie Hall Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Jaymie Hall's family say they have been left heartbroken by his death

A man who died after being found with serious injuries in an Edinburgh street will be "lovingly remembered", his family have said.

They described Jaymie Hall as a "much loved father, son and brother".

The 35-year-old died in hospital after being discovered in Dumbryden Gardens, Wester Hailes, on Saturday evening.

David Geddes, 41, has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court accused of Mr Hall's murder. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

In a statement issued by Police Scotland, Mr Hall's family thanked the NHS staff who tried to save him.

They said: "Jaymie was a much loved father, son and brother.

"It breaks our hearts to have lost him in such tragic circumstances but he will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS staff who tried in vain to save Jaymie and also the police for all their hard work and the support they have given us over the last few days.

"We ask to be left to grieve in private at this time."

Image caption Mr Hall was found seriously injured in Drumbryden Gardens on Saturday

Police have stepped up their patrols in the area where Mr Hall, in an effort to reassure the community over safety.

And they renewed their appeal for information about his death.

Det Insp David Pinkey said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Jaymie's family as they come to terms their loss at this difficult time.

"We are still conducting inquiries surrounding Jaymie's death and I would ask anyone with information to make contact with the major investigations team at Leith police station."

Ch Insp Helen Harrison, the local area commander added: "I would like to thank the local community in Dumbryden Gardens for their support as this inquiry has progressed.

"There will continue to be additional patrols in the local area in the coming days and weeks and we are currently working with our partners at City of Edinburgh Council regarding any concerns from the local community in order for them to feel safe in their local area."

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