Brother of chef murdered in hit-and-run issues appeal
Lionel Simenya died when he was mowed down by a stolen Peugeot in Saughton, Edinburgh.
The brother of a chef who was murdered in a hit-and-run by a stolen car has urged the killers to come forward.
Lionel Simenya died on Fords Road in Saughton, Edinburgh, at 3.50am on Thursday, March 7.
The 36-year-old died when he was mowed down by a stolen Peugeot which was taken from a garage on the same road.
Mr Simenya, who was born in Burundi in East Africa, was an award winning chef and would have turned 37 on Wednesday.
Officers said he left a gym at midnight before he was found dead.
His brother Nicolas said he saw his brother at the mortuary, describing the murder as "atrocious".
He said: "Lionel worked hard and never asked for help from anyone.
"Lionel was in his prime and would have been 37 yesterday (Wednesday) had he not been taken away from us.
"Yesterday we visited his body at the mortuary. He looked so peaceful. The same way he lived his life."
He added: "Lionel did not deserve to die such an atrocious death.
"He should be living his life to the fullest, instead of having been cruelly taken away from us.
"As his family, we urge anyone with information to come forward and contact the police so that we can start grieving."