Man killed in 'targeted' attack in Scots town as cops launch probe over 'suspicious' death

Brookfield Road
Brookfield Road -Credit:Google Maps

Police are treating the death of a man who was found with serious injuries in a common close as "suspicious".

Officers from Police Scotland locked down Brookfield Road in Port Glasgow after a 27-year-old man was discovered at around 9.05pm on Saturday, April 27. Ambulance crews raced to the scene outside a set of flats, but the man was pronounced dead.

Police have now confirmed they are treating the death as suspicious. An extensive investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened and officers are appealing for information.

Detective Chief Inspector Ally Semple, Major Investigation Teams (West), said: “At this time, we believe that the attack on the man was targeted. Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the area, checking CCTV and speaking to local residents but we’d still like to hear from anyone with information who has not yet come forward.

“We’d be keen to view any doorbell/private CCTV or dashcam footage from the area and between 8.30pm and 9.15pm on Saturday, just in case footage has been caught that would identify any suspects. There will be an increased police presence in the area as our enquiries continue."

Police Scotland can be contacted via 101, quoting reference number 3680 of Saturday, April 27 2024. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.

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