Murder probe launched after death at pub

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man following a disturbance near a Musselburgh pub.

• The man died after being taken to the ERI

Officers were called to the Clubhouse pub on North High Street at around 10.30pm last night where two men were found suffering from serious head injuries and were taken to the ERI.

A 40-year-old man later died and a 47-year-old remains in a serious condition.

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Detectives say they are following a positive line of inquiry but are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector John Peaston who is leading the inquiry said: "At this time we are still trying to determine the full circumstances, which have tragically resulted in one man's death and another man being seriously injured.

"We believe that there may have been a number of potential witnesses from the Clubhouse pub and from the surrounding residential addresses who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"Anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious or who has information that can aid officers with this investigation should contact police immediately."