An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a man who was found fatally injured by his mother in North Lanarkshire.
Police say Samuel Hamilton was attacked while on his way home from a relative’s house on Wednesday night.
The 56-year-old was found on his doorstep in Thorndean Avenue, Bellshill by his elderly mother at around 11.30pm
Emergency services were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police confirmed on Friday that a 32-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident.
Officers investigating the death are now appealing for anyone with any information to contact them as soon as possible.
Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Miller, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “This was an attack on a man who was simply making his way home from a relative’s house.
“Mr Hamilton was assaulted outside his own home and it was his elderly mother who found him severely injured on his doorstep.
“Specialist officers are providing support to her and other members of Mr Hamilton’s family.
“Our thoughts are very much with them at this extremely difficult time.
“I would like to reassure the local community extensive police enquiries are ongoing and officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area.
“Door to door inquiries are also being carried out.
“I would ask anyone who was in the area on Wednesday night, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.”
Inspector James McCluskey, of Bellshill Police Office, said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with Mr Hamilton’s family, as they come to terms with this terrible loss.
“We recognise this incident will also have an impact on the local community.
“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns can speak with local officers at any time.
“I’d like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken with officers to please call 101.“