Man ‘murdered with scissors’ near Edinburgh Castle named

Paul Smith, 28, died at the scene after being stabbed in the capital's Johnston Terrace.

Paul Smith: He was allegedly stabbed to death.
Paul Smith: He was allegedly stabbed to death.

A man who was allegedly murdered with scissors near Edinburgh Castle has been named.

Paul Smith, 28, was stabbed to death on Johnston Terrace at 1.50pm on Thursday.

A 40-year-old has been charged in connection with the alleged murder and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Edinburgh: Police cordoned off the area. Gavin Scott (@GavScott)

Inspector Bob Campbell said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Smith and we have specialist officers providing them with support at this time.

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“We are satisfied that this was an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection.

“The 40-year-old man has been held in police custody to appear before Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, June 3.”


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