A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a pensioner.
Allan West, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to a property in Grangemouth.
He was found by officers at a flat on Bowhouse Road at around 6.40pm on Monday, August 20.
Mr West’s family have been made aware and have asked for privacy.
In a statement, they said: “We are absolutely devastated by these events. Allan was a much loved father and will be sorely missed.”
Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen Mr West in the days leading up to his death to contact them.
There will also be an increased police presence in the area while officers carry out their investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Frank Travers, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Allan’s family at this difficult time.
“I want to reassure them and the wider community that we are doing all we can to establish the full circumstances of what has happened
“We have a dedicated team of officers investigating his death and there will be an added police presence in the area while our enquiries continue. Anyone with concerns should speak to officers.”
DCI Travers urged anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in or near to Mr West’s flat to contact police.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen Allan in the days leading up to his death to get touch as they may hold valuable information that could assist officers,” he continued.
“Anyone who has seen anything suspicious in or near Allan’s flat should also get in touch, no matter how insignificant you think your information could be.
“If you can help please call us on 101, quoting incident number 2993 of Monday, August 20, 2022, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”