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A police investigation is underway following the death of a man who was found unconscious on West Montgomery Place in Leith, Edinburgh, at 1am this morning.

West Montgomery Place and Brunswick Road have been cordoned off by officers and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following the death of a man in the Leith area of the city.

“Emergency services were contacted at around 1am on Friday 10th August after the male was found unconscious on the street at West Montgomery Place.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and inquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.”

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