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Police in Edinburgh are investigating the death of a man who was found unconscious in the New Town area of the Capital earlier today.
he man, believed to be in his thirties, was found in a lane off Cumberland Street around 5am.
He was taken by ambulance to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he passed away.
Police have been carrying out enquiries in the area this morning, and Cumberland Street has been closed to traffic to allow forensic examinations and other enquiries to take place at the scene.
Detective Inspector Neil Spowart said: "We are currently at an early stage of our enquiries, and at this time the man's death is being treated as unexplained.
"We are working to establish the circumstances leading to the discovery of the man, and we are keen to hear from any local residents who may have information that can assist our enquiries.
"Anyone who was in the area of Cumberland Street around 5am today, who saw or heard anything suspicious or unusual, should contact police immediately."