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Man charged over death of Edinburgh chef

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Lionel Simenya, originally from Burundi, had won an award as a chef since moving to the Scottish capital.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged over the death of a chef in Edinburgh.

Lionel Simenya, originally from Burundi, died after being found on Ford’s Road in the city’s Saughton area around 3.50am on March 7.

The 36-year-old had won an award as a chef since moving to the Scottish capital.

On Saturday police said a man had been arrested in connection with the death.

The 22-year-old was also charged and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

A 21-year-old man arrested on Friday has since been released.

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