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Police Scotland appeal to find Edinburgh taxi driver who dropped off man who was later found dead

Updated: Dec 6, 2021


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Police are searching for a taxi driver who dropped a passenger off, who was later found dead.


The victim, who was found fatally injured at Academy Park in Edinburgh, has now been named as Douglas Forbes.

The 78-year-old was discovered around 8.50pm on Thursday 2 December.


Detective Inspector Jonny Wright from Gayfield CID said: "We are still working to establish how Douglas came to sustain his injuries.


“We are trying to piece together his last movements, and believe he was in the city centre with friends, prior to being dropped off at Academy Park by a taxi.

“We would like anyone who was out with Douglas on Thursday 2 December, and for the taxi driver who dropped him off, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.


“This can be done by contacting 101, quoting incident number 3329 of 2 December 2021.”

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