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edinburghcrestThe murders of three gay men in Edinburgh over the past month have sparked fears in the LGBT community that the killings are related.

Police officers said that there are no indicators of a link between the three deaths.

The third death is that of Roger Gray, a 64-year-old lecturer who was murdered in his Merchiston home.

Gray’s body was found in his flat at the weekend, with multiple stab wounds.

Also killed were John Carter, 44, in Leith and a man in Pilton who can’t be named for legal reasons.

A spokeswoman for Lothian Borders and Police said: “We recognise the potential concerns that these tragic deaths may have caused within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, and we are making contact with LGBT groups and organisations in order to provide them with reassurance and advice.”

The spokeswoman stressed that although there is nothing to suggest a link between the three deaths, the police are keeping an open mind in their investigation.

A 26-year-old man was charged with the Pilton murder and appeared in court earlier this month. No other arrests have been made.

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