Fifth man arrested and charged in connection to doorstep shooting

Police confirmed the arrest of a fifth man after 37-year-old Neil Canney died from serious injuries on February 28.

Fifth man arrested and charged in connection to doorstep shooting of Neil Canney in Greenock Police Scotland

A fifth man has been arrested in connection to the doorstep shooting of Neil Canney in Greenock.

Police confirmed a 23-year-old man has been arrested and changed and is due to appear before Greenock Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Mr Canney, 37, died after being found seriously injured on the doorstep of his home on Nairn Road around 1.15am on Tuesday, February 28.

He was rushed by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he died a short time later.

Three men have already appeared in court in connection to the incident.

Martin McCusker, 38, faced Greenock Sheriff Court on March 9 where he made no plea to the single charge of murdering Mr Canney.

On March 6, Jack Benson, 22, from Port Glasgow in Inverclyde, and Dale Russell, 28, from Wishaw, entered no plea at a short petition hearing and were remanded in custody.

A fourth, 27-year-old man was also previously arrested and charged in connection to the incident.