Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was found dead in a busy residential street in Paisley on Saturday afternoon.

Officers were called to a disturbance in Argyle Street where they found a 30-year-old man dead, and another man,  a 37-year-old,  with serious injuries at around 3.35pm on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

The 37-year-old man remains in hospital where medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.

Police Scotland detectives at the Major Investigation Teams launched a murder inquiry following a post mortem examination and have appealed to the public to help with their enquiries and are appealing for information.

Officers are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area, in addition to checking public and private space CCTV.

Detective Inspector Grant MacLeod, who is leading the investigation, said: “The area in which this took place is very residential, therefore I would like to speak to anyone who lives nearby who may have witnessed the disturbance to come forward. A man has lost his life following a violent assault and it is a priority that we identify who is responsible.

“The time of the attack was during the afternoon on a weekend therefore there would have more people than usual in the area. This is understandably a real shock to the communities of Paisley, however I would like to reassure local residents that a team of detectives are working tirelessly on this investigation. There are additional officers in the area and I would ask anyone who has any concerns or information to approach those officers. Again, I would like to reiterate my appeal for information, please come forward if you have any information which might be able to assist us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Paisley police station via 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers in confidence by calling 0800 555 111.