A man has been stabbed to death after he confronted joyriders for crashing into his parked car while he was sleeping in it.
The victim had parked up in a car park in Edinburgh when his vehicle was hit by a stolen car.
Sources said the man got out of his car during a confrontation and was then attacked.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Edinburgh’s Ford Road by a member of the public. However the man could not be saved and died shortly after.
The Daily Record reported that there had been speculation that the victim may have worked at a nearby care home, however the facility said they were unable to make comments to the media.
A Peugeot car was abandoned nearby and is being examined by forensic officers.
A high police presence remains in the area and in a statement police said: ‘The victim was said to be sleeping in his car when the joyriders hit it.
‘He got out and confronted them and they stabbed him before making off. The victim is not known to police at all. It’s tragic.’
It’s understood a post mortem examination was carried out yesterday.
Detectives are looking to speak to anyone who was in the Stenhouse area in the early hours of Thursday March 7.
They are also looking to speak to anyone who has dashcam footage or saw vehicles being driven erratically.