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Man arrested in connection with death of chef in Edinburgh

Lionel Simenya Image copyright Police Scotland

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a chef in Edinburgh.

Lionel Simenya, 36, died on Ford's Road in the Saughton area of the city at about 03:50 on 7 March.

Detectives said Mr Simenya, who would have been 37 on Wednesday, was struck by a car.

The chef was originally from Burundi and had lived in the UK for several years. At the time of his death, he was working in Gorgie.

In a media conference, his brother Nicolas said: "Lionel worked hard and never asked for help from anyone.

"He should be living his life to the fullest, instead of having been cruelly taken away from us."

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