Statement from family of Alistair Edmond

Published 21 June 2019

The family of Alistair Edmond have released a brief statement following his death.

Alistair, 37, sustained serious injuries following a disturbance in Viewcraig Gardens on Monday 17th June. He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he sadly passed away.

Police in Edinburgh launched a murder investigation and a 52-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged and made a first appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday 19th June.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Alistair's family said:

"We are completely devastated by the death of our beloved Alistair and we are struggling to come to terms with the fact he is no longer with us.

"Alistair  will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

"While we are extremely grateful for all the kind words and messages of support we have received, we'd ask that we now be left alone to grieve for Alistair in private."

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