Man Killed In Edinburgh Flat Disturbance Named By Police

6 December 2016, 11:28


Police have named a man who died after a disturbance at a flat in an upmarket area of Edinburgh.

Ashley Hawkins, 32, of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, died at the flat in Scotland Street at about 5.30am on Friday December 2.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Mr Hawkins' family said: ''Our beautiful boy Ashley, we can't believe that he is gone.

''He was a loving son, brother and uncle, and our hearts are now in pieces.

''He was helpful to everyone and was loved in his home town of Barry. He will never be forgotten.''

Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander, of the major investigation team, said: ''This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Ashley's family at this time.

''We are still conducting enquiries in connection with Ashley's death.

''I would urge anyone with information which may be able to help, or who was in the Scotland Street area early on the morning of Friday, December 2, to come forward.''

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder.