Man dies on city street after 'altercation with a number of people'

Craig Watson pronounced dead in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow just after midnight on Sunday morning.

Craig Watson, 39, dies following ‘altercation with a number of people’ in Dennistoun area of Glasgow STV News

A 39-year-old man has died after it is thought he was involved in an altercation in the east end of Glasgow.

Craig Watson was found injured in Whitevale Gardens, Dennistoun, just after midnight on Sunday morning.

Emergency services attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Mr Watson was assaulted shortly before he was found. His death is being treated as unexplained.

Detective chief inspector Cameron Miller, Major Investigation Team, Police Scotland, said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact cause of Mr Watson’s death, however, at this time we believe that he had been assaulted after becoming involved in an altercation with a number of people in the Whitevale Gardens area shortly before he was found injured.

“Whitevale Gardens is a residential area and I am sure local residents would have either seen or heard what happened and I would encourage them to come forward if they have not already done so.

“From our investigation so far, we know that there were a number of youths in the area before and after midnight, Saturday night into Sunday morning.

“It is extremely important that these young people contact the police and provide any details that may assist us with the investigation.

“Information can be passed to officers via 101 quoting reference number 0126 of Sunday, April 17, 2022. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can also share any videos or images that you believe may be relevant. You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.”

The portal can be accessed via this Major Incident Public Portal link –”

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