Suspect charged over death of man as woman left seriously injured

A 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 59-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Wednesday.

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Police were called to an incident in MacDowall Street, Johnstone.

A man has been charged in connection with the death of a man and the serious injury of a woman in Renfrewshire.

Police were called to an incident in MacDowall Street, Johnstone, in the town in the early hours of Wednesday.

A 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 59-year-old woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

An investigation was launched into the circumstances surrounding the incident and police have now confirmed a 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged.

He is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

A police spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Johnstone and the serious injury of a woman.

“The incident happened around 1.50am on Wednesday June 1 2022 in MacDowall Street, Johnstone.

“A man, aged 40, was pronounced dead at the scene and a 59-year-old woman was taken to QEUH with serious injuries.”