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Police are probing the sudden death of a young man in Edinburgh

Emergency services were called to a property on Cowgate around 2.15pm on Monday May 3 following the death of a young man.

Officers are treating the 25-year-old’s death as “unexplained” but not suspicious.

Sudden death of man in Edinburgh street sees emergency services race to scene

Emergency services on the scene

Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service were in attendance at the incident.

The road was taped off as police officers and fire fighters could be seen standing outside a property.

Cowgate and Candlemaker Row were also briefly closed by the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers attended premises at Cowgate in Edinburgh around 2.15pm on Monday, 3 May following the sudden death of a 25-year-old man.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”

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