Peter Mullen: Murder inquiry launched after man's death in Edinburgh

A murder inquiry has been launched after the death of an Edinburgh man.

Peter Mullen was found with serious injuries after emergency services were called to a disturbance in the city's Leith Street, near Greenside Row, at around 7.45pm on Friday.

The 30-year-old was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he died a short time later.

Following a post-mortem examination, his death is being treated as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector John Morrison said: "Our thoughts are very much with Peter's family and friends at this very difficult time.

"We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation and I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace the person responsible."

Police Scotland said a number of people were involved in the incident and a 41-year-old man was also taken to hospital for treatment.

A 46-year-old woman was arrested and charged in connection with a minor assault. She is expected before Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

DCI Morrison added: "Extensive enquiries are ongoing and officers are continuing to gather CCTV footage from the surrounding area.

"We are aware that the area was busy at the time of the incident and we are again encouraging anyone who may have seen or heard a disturbance to please get in touch."

An online portal has been set up where information can be passed on anonymously.

DCI Morrison said: "Anyone with any CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry can also send this via this link.

"I'd like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who hasn't already spoken with officers to please call 101."