Murder probe launched as man dies after targeted attack on city street

The 29-year-old died in hospital two days after being attacked on Thursday night.

Murder probe launched after Liam Maloney dies in Hospital as a result of targeted attack on Edinburgh street iStock

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died as a result of injuries suffered in a targeted attack on an Edinburgh street.

Liam Maloney was seriously assaulted on Niddrie Marischal Road near to its junction with Niddrie Marischal Grove at around 8pm on Thursday.

The 29-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but medical staff were unable to save him and he died in the hospital two days later.

A post mortem has been carried out and police say his death is being as murder.

Officers are now investigating CCTV footage from the area in a bid to catch the person responsible as witnesses are urged to come forward.

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” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101.

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