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Death of man found in lift in Leith investigated

Salamander Court
Image caption John Carter was discovered in the lift at a block of flats in Salamander Court

A man who died after being found unconscious in a lift in an block of flats has been named by police.

John Carter was discovered in the lift at Salamander Court in the Leith area of Edinburgh at 0330 GMT on Sunday.

The 44-year-old, from Cables Wynd House in Edinburgh, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh but later died.

A post-mortem examination has taken place but police said the results were "inconclusive" and further inquiries into Mr Carter's death were ongoing.

Det Insp Sara Buchanan, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "We are continuing to appeal for witnesses who were in the area of Salamander Court in the early hours of Sunday morning, who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

"Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist our inquiries should also get in touch."

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