Police appeal for information following murder of Polish man in Leith

Police are appealing for witnesses

A WEEK after the murder of a Polish man in Edinburgh, police believe members of the local community may hold the key to finding his killer.

Thirty four year old Maciej Ciania was discovered in his flat in Dickson Street, Leith, by his flat mate at around 9am on Saturday 14th January.

Officers believe he died sometime between Thursday morning and Friday night.

Detective Chief Inspector, Gary Flannigan, said: “It is now one week since the murder of Maciej Ciania, and our investigation is making good progress.

“The response from members of the local community has been very encouraging and is supporting the police investigation.

” The answer to finding Mr Ciania’s killer lies within the local community and I am making a direct appeal to anyone who has information or knows who is responsible to come forward immediately.

“For whatever reason, that they may be reticent about speaking to police. I would like to reassure them that any information we receive will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“Mr Ciania’s death has devastated his family in Poland, and left them without a son and a brother.

“If members of the community would prefer to speak to a Polish speaking officer or a translator these services are available.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or the charity Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.