Man arrested after teenager found injured on street dies in hospital

A 19-year-old has been arrested following the death of an 18-year-old who was found injured on Viewcraig Street, Edinburgh.

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A man has been arrested after a teenager who was found injured on an Edinburgh street died in hospital.

Emergency services were called to Viewcraig Street, in the Dumbiedykes area of the city, at around 3.45am on Sunday after receiving reports of an 18-year-old man being found injured.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he died a short time later.

Officers have now confirmed that a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident as enquiries continue.

Detective inspector George Calder, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts and are very much with the young man’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation and extensive inquiries are ongoing at this time.

“I would ask anyone who was in Viewcraig Street and the surrounding area, in the early hours of Sunday morning, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone with any CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry. We will have a continued police presence in the area and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.”

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