Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man body's found at Water of Leith in Balerno 'unexplained'

Police van at scene
Image caption Police and fire crews were in attendance at the scene in Balerno

A man's body has been found in a river on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Police said they were called to the Water of Leith in Balerno at about 09:45. Fire crews also attended.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said inquiries were at an early stage and that the man's death was being treated as "unexplained".

The man's identity has not yet been released and the spokesman added that no further details were currently available.

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