A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man who was attacked died in hospital.

The 31-year-old was the victim of a serious assault in Dumbryden Gardens in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, at about 4.30pm on Friday. He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died.

Detective Inspector Grant Johnston said: "A member of the public may hold a key piece of information that could assist with the investigation. We are appealing to anyone who saw anything in and around Dumbryden Gardens on Friday afternoon to get in touch."

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