Police have launched an investigation into the “suspicious” death of a man found injured in a house in Greenock.
Emergency services found a 37-year-old seriously injured after being called to Nairn Road at around 1.15am on Tuesday.
He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Officers are treating the death as “suspicious” as enquiries continue.
A local neighbour revealed residents in the area heard a sound similar to that of “fireworks”.
Local resident Mary said: “I wasn’t home at the time but my daughter and husband who were asleep in the house didn’t hear anything.
“Someone a few streets away heard what they thought was fireworks.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 1.15am on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, police were called to a house on Nairn Road, Greenock where a man was found seriously injured.
“Officers attended and the 37-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he died a short time later.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
“Officers are treating his death as suspicious and enquiries are continuing.”