Police Scotland have confirmed they are treating the death of Alastair Campbell from Renfrew as murder.

The change to the investigation comes following a post mortem,

Alastair, 52, died shortly after being found seriously injured in the common close of flats on Renfield Street around 3am on Monday. His relatives are been made aware.

There will be an increased police presence in the area while officers carry out their extensive enquiries into the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham McCreadie, Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “From our enquiries so far, we now know that Alastair was seriously assaulted by two men on Renfield Street at the junction of Wilson Street around 1am. The two suspects then ran off along Wilson Street towards Houston Street in Renfrew Town Centre.

“We believe both men to be white; one was wearing a dark tracksuit and dark trainers, and the other had on either a light grey or khaki jacket, dark trousers and dark trainers.

“We’d appeal to anyone who was in either Renfrew Town Centre or Renfield Street between 12.40am and 3am on Monday morning and saw anything that may assist our investigation, to get in touch. We’re also keen to get a hold of any dash cam, private CCTV or doorbell footage from around that time.

“An online portal that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team has been set up. This can be accessed by clicking the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT23S37-PO1

“Alastair’s family and friends will continue to be supported throughout our enquiries. It’s vital we find out exactly what happened to him and I’m appealing to the public for help to do that. If you have any information that may assist officers with their enquiries, then please get in touch as soon as you can.”

Information can be passed to police via the online portal, by calling 101 and quoting reference 0243 of 30 October 2023 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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