Investigation launched after man dies on street following assault

A 38-year-old man died after being found seriously injured on Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen, on Tuesday evening.

Investigation launched after man found dead on street after assault in Rutherglen Police Scotland

Police are investigating the death of a man on a street following an assault in Rutherglen.

Officers received reports of a disturbance on Farmeloan Road, near the junction with Victoria Street, at around 7pm on Tuesday.

A 38-year-old man was found seriously injured following an assault outside a nearby premises. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has now been named as Stuart McGeachie.

The incident took place on Farmeloan Road, near the junction with Victoria Street.STV News

His family have said: “We are devastated at the loss of Stuart, he was a much loved son, father and brother who will be greatly missed. As a family we ask for privacy at this time in order that we can process events and support each other.”

“The death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation remains ongoing.

Detective chief inspector John Morrison said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Stuart at this very difficult time.

“Our enquiries have so far revealed this incident involved a number of people, that we believe are known to each other.

“Our enquiries are ongoing. We will have a continued police presence in the area and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.

“It is vital we find out more about what has happened as soon as we can and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.

“I am appealing to the community to get in touch with us with any information they have. I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have footage including dash cam or mobile phone footage to contact us. No matter how insignificant it might seem, please pass it on to officers.”

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