Dumbryden Grove murder – police seeking information

Police Scotland officers in Edinburgh are today (Friday 29th August) making a fresh appeal for information, exactly one week after a man was murdered in Wester Hailes.

Robbie Morrison, who was 31 years-old, was the victim of a serious assault in Dumbryden Gardens at around 4.30pm on Friday 22nd August.

He received hospital treatment at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, before succumbing to his injuries in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police Scotland has been carrying out extensive enquiries to trace the person responsible for the attack, and this afternoon high-visibility officers will patrol the area and speak to local residents in an attempt to glean some vital, new information.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Cunningham said: “A week has passed now since this horrific attack on Mr Morrison, and while our officers are making progress with the investigation, we would urge anyone with any information to come forward. It is clear from our ongoing enquiries that the community holds vital information that would assist us.

“Seven days on, our officers will today have a very visible presence in Wester Hailes and will be asking members of the public if they saw anything suspicious or individuals in Dumbryden Gardens last Friday afternoon or, indeed, if they have heard something which may prove key to our investigation.”

Chief Inspector Mark Rennie added: “Since Robbie Morrison was attacked and subsequently died, we have been keen to reassure residents in Wester Hailes that this appears to be an isolated incident.

“Our officers are doing everything they can to trace the person who carried out this murder and we will continue to carry out patrols in the area.”

Anyone with any information on this incident should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, phone the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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