First picture of man killed in 'targeted attack' in Scots town as tributes flood in

Tributes have been paid to Jack Trainner
Tributes have been paid to Jack Trainner -Credit:Facebook

A man who was killed in a "targeted attack" in Port Glasgow has been named locally.

Jack Trainner, 27, was found with serious injuries in a common close on Brookfield Road in the town at around 9.05pm on Saturday, April 27. Ambulance crews attended but Jack was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers from Police Scotland quickly locked down the scene and earlier today cops said they were treating the death as suspicious. Following the news tributes have flooded in.

Nadia Carter posted on Facebook: "Your babies will love you forever. Can’t believe I’ve got to tell our babies you're gone to heaven, just doesn’t feel real - love you always Jack Trainner."

Kyle Campbell said: "Jack Trainner where do I begin brother. I'm sorry it had to end is way. I always thought things might have turned out different.

Jack Trainner
Jack Trainner -Credit:Facebook

"I thank you for everything you ever done for me, everything you taught me, shared way me, I could go on and on but nothing would give credit to the friend/brother you were to me.

"You had a heart of gold brother and I can never repay you enough. Life will never be the same without you, until we meet again brother, rest easy."

An extensive investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened and police 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.