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Murder investigation launched after man dies following serious assault in Edinburgh

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 30-year-old man in Edinburgh.

Liam Maloney has been named as the man who was seriously assaulted on Niddrie Marischal Road, near to its junction with Niddrie Marischal Grove, in the city.

The incident occurred around 8pm on Thursday.

Mr Maloney was rushed by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he died yesterday.

His relatives are aware and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A post mortem examination has also been carried out.

Officers have confirmed that the death is being treated as murder.

As a result, extensive police enquiries are now underway, with cops gathering CCTV footage from the area and performing door to door enquiries.

They are also appealing to anyone with any information on the incident to get in touch, and have assured in the meantime that there is no risk to the wider public.

Detective Chief Inspector Frank Travers, of the Major Investigation Team, said: "This appears to have been a targeted incident and we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public.

"Extensive police enquiries are ongoing at this time and officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area.

"Door to door inquiries are also being carried out.

"We will have a continued police presence in the area and I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace the person responsible.

"I would ask anyone who was in the Niddrie Marischal Road and Niddrie Marischal Grove area on Thursday night, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.

"We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team.

"Anyone with any CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry can also send this via this link.

"You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.

"The portal can be accessed at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT22S13-PO1."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference 3262 of 5 May, 2022.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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