Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man killed in daylight attack in Edinburgh street

Johnston Terrace Image copyright PA

A man has been stabbed to death in a street near Edinburgh Castle in the centre of the city.

The man, in his 20s, died after the incident in Johnston Terrace at about 13:50.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and officers remain at the scene. Johnston Terrace and King's Stables Road have been closed.

The Scottish Ambulance Service pronounced the man dead at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Ch Insp David Robertson, of Police Scotland, said: "I would like to reassure local residents and businesses that there is not believed to be any ongoing risk to the public.

"Johnston Terrace and King's Stables Road are currently closed and people are asked to avoid the area, where possible."

Image caption Part of the Royal Mile has been closed
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