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Suspected Legionnaires' death

A third person suspected of having Legionnaires disease has died. The Scottish Government said the man in his 60s, from south west Edinburgh, had been unwell for a while. His condition was linked to the original outbreak.

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Man had 'underlying health conditions'

The man, who had significant pre-existing underlying health conditions, died earlier on Thursday evening in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The health board said that he was one of the confirmed cases in the outbreak, which began in the Scottish capital at the beginning of June.

The first man to die was named as Robert Air, 56, from the Seafield area of the capital, whose death was reported on June 5.

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