Man charged in connection with death in Ford’s Road

Published 16 March 2019

Police in Edinburgh have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of Lionel Simenya in Ford’s Road.

Emergency services were called to the scene in the west of the city at around 3.50am on Thursday 7th March where the 36-year-old was found with fatal injuries. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation was launched by Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team with a 22-year-old man arrested and charged on Saturday 16th March. He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 18th March.

A 21-year-old man arrested on Friday 15th March has been released pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander from the Major Investigation Team said: “This has been a complex inquiry as we worked to establish the full circumstances of how Mr Simenya died.

“I would like to thank his family for their patience and assistance as we carried out our inquiries and our thoughts remain with them at this time.

“I’d also like to extend my thanks to the local community and members of the public who assisted with our investigation and came forward following our appeals for information."

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