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Two men hurt in fight at funeral in Edinburgh cemetery

Portobello Cemetery in East Milton Road Image copyright Google

Two men were injured after fighting and arguing with each other at an Edinburgh funeral.

Witnesses are being sought following the incident which happened between 14:00 and 15:30 on Friday at Portobello Cemetery in East Milton Road.

The two men both sustained various injuries during the altercation.

Det Ch Insp Kenny Gray, of Police Scotland, said: "This incident caused great distress to those who were paying their respects to lost loved ones."

He added: "We will not tolerate such inappropriate behaviour.

"We believe that many mourners within the cemetery will have seen what happened and will be able to provide information that can help with our investigation.

"Those individuals are asked to contact police immediately."

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