Man detained by police following death after Midlothian garden 'disturbance'

A man has been arrested over the death of a 41-year-old man following a disturbance in a garden in Midlothian.

Sunday, 15th August 2021, 12:56 pm

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Police were alerted to a reported incident at the garden on Lingerwood Road, Newtongrange, shortly before 9pm on Saturday, said Police Scotland.

A spokeswoman said a man aged 41 died at the scene and his death “is currently being treated as suspicious” pending the outcome of a post mortem examination.

Death scene: Lingerwood Road in Newtongrange

She added that a 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody.

In a statement, the force said: “Around 8.50pm on Saturday August 14, police received a report of a disturbance in a garden at Lingerwood Road, Newtongrange.

“Emergency services attended and a 41-year-old man died at the scene. A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

“The death is currently being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.”

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