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Man in court accused of murder near Edinburgh Castle

Paul Smith, 28, died at the scene in Johnston Terrace following a report of a disturbance.

Police cordon at the entrance to Castle Terrace car park near Edinburgh Castle following the death of Paul Smith (Jane Barlow/PA)
Police cordon at the entrance to Castle Terrace car park near Edinburgh Castle following the death of Paul Smith (Jane Barlow/PA)

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 28-year-old near Edinburgh Castle.

Paul Smith was found injured in Johnston Terrace at around 1.50pm on Thursday following a report of a disturbance.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Paul Smith died at the scene of the alleged attack (Police Scotland)

George McAdam appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the alleged murder.

The 40-year-old, of no fixed abode, made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear in court again within eight days.

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