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Suspect in court charged with murder and attempting to defeat ends of justice after man’s death in Edinburgh | UK News

Westfield Road in Edinburgh

A suspect has appeared in court charged with murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice following the death of a man in Edinburgh.

Police were called to Westfield Road in the city at around 12.55pm on Friday following concern for a man within a property.

The 53-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland said his next of kin have been made aware.

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Paul Menzies, 43, was arrested and charged at the weekend in connection with the man’s death.

The suspect appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday and made no plea to the charges of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Menzies, of Edinburgh, was remanded in custody and is due back in the dock within the next eight days.

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Detective Inspector David McAlinden said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased.

“This was a contained incident, however we know that the police presence and subsequent road closure has had a significant impact on the local community and the wider public.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding as officers have carried out their enquiries in the area.”

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