Police launch murder probe following death of young Port Glasgow dad killed in 'crossbow' row

Jack Trainer, 27
Jack Trainer, 27 -Credit:Facebook

Police Scotland have now launched a murder probe following the death of a young dad in Port Glasgow.

Detectives are appealing to the public for information after Jack Trainner, 27, was found seriously injured inside a common close on Broofield Road on Saturday (April 27) at around 9.05pm - he later died at the scene.

We recently reported that police were treating this as a "targeted attack" involving "crossbow".

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Police at the scene on Brookfield Road
Police at the scene on Brookfield Road -Credit:Tony Nicoletti/Daily Record

Detectives have now confirmed that an extensive investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened. Residents are warned that there will be an increased police presence in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham McCreadie, from the Major Investigation Teams, said: “Jack'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.

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"If you have any information that may assist officers with their enquiries, then please get in touch as soon as you can.

“We would also like to view any private CCTV or dashcam footage from the area and between 6pm and 11pm Saturday."

The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) link has been set up to enable the public to submit information directly to the inquiry team. This can be found here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT24S05-PO1.

You can also contact 101, quoting reference number 3680 of Saturday, 27 April 2024. Information can be shared anonymously with the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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