A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a series of disorder offences after
reports of someone causing a disturbance in the Castle Street, Frederick Street and Princes Street Gardens area between 12.40pm and 1.25pm yesterday afternoon.
Later that day, around 2.10pm, officers attended a business premises on Home Street following a report of a man causing a disturbance and behaving in a threatening manner.
During this time a 64-year-old man took unwell within the premises and subsequently died in hospital. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 27 August.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Grainger from Gayfield CID said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the man who sadly died yesterday during this incident.
“Our inquiries are continuing into the full circumstances and I would appeal to any members of the public who were in the City Centre, Tollcross and surrounding area, and who witnessed what happened, to come forward to assist with our investigation.”
Those with information can contact Gayfield CID via 101, quoting incident number 2294 of 25 August, or report this anonymously to Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.