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Katie Williams

Edinburgh teenager dies after being found injured on Old Town street

A teenager has died in hospital after he was found injured in the city centre of Edinburgh on Sunday morning.

The 18-year-old was found injured at around 3.45am by police in the Viewcraig Street, in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh on Sunday February 12.

He was rushed to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he sadly died a shortly after. His family have been made aware.

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This comes after eyewitness reported that the area had been taped off since around 4am following a fight on Sunday morning. Police and a forensics team were seen at Viewcraig Street through the morning and afternoon.

Police are still currently at the scene.

Police Scotland has said the death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 3.45am on Sunday, 12 February, 2023, officers were called to a report of an 18-year-old man found injured in Viewcraig Street, in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh.

"Emergency services attended and he was taken to Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he died a short time later.

"His next of kin are aware.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

"Officers remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing."


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