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Man arrested over alleged murder of Edinburgh chef

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Mr Simenya had won an award as a chef since moving to the Scottish capital.

Lionel Simenya

A man has been arrested over the alleged murder of a chef in Edinburgh.

Lionel Simenya, 36, originally from Burundi, died after being found on Ford’s Road in the Saughton area of the city around 3.50am on March 7.

Police said he had been hit by a car.

On Thursday, Mr Simenya’s brother Nicolas appealed for information.

He described him as a “a wonderful, protective big brother and appreciated by all those who crossed his path”.

A 21-year-old man has since been arrested.

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