Man dies after being found injured near Scots school as suspect charged

A SUSPECT has been charged following the death of a man who was found injured near a school in Edinburgh.

Rescue workers rushed to a flat on Primrose Street in Leith on Tuesday afternoon.

Garry O'Neill tragically passed away on Tuesday


Garry O’Neill tragically passed away on TuesdayPhoto credit: POLICE SCOTLAND

After the alarm went off at 2:30 p.m., officers also rushed to the scene of the accident, which was 150 meters from Leith Academy.

When they arrived, they found 59-year-old Garry O’Neill injured at the home.

Paramedics tried to rescue Garry, who was from the area, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have now confirmed that a 54-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death.

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He is due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court sometime today.

Police added that this was an isolated case and there was no major threat to the public.

After the incident, police cordoned off the area for hours.

Scores of officers stood guard in the area when police vans, police cars, and ambulances were sighted nearby.

Local shops were forced to close as officers investigated the death.

Detective Inspector Kevin Tait said: “Our thoughts are with Mr O’Neill’s family and friends at this very difficult time for her and they are being supported by specialist officers.

“I want to reassure the community that this was an isolated case and was not a threat to the general public.

“Thank you to those who assisted us with our requests.”

Garry’s family released a heartbroken statement through Police Scotland.

They said: “He was a very beloved father and we ask for privacy at this difficult time.”

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Edmuns DeMars

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