Man charged in connection with death of 33-year-old in town

A 33-year-old man was found hurt on John Simpson Drive in Stranraer but later died in hospital.

Man, 23, to appear in court in connection with death of person found seriously injured in Stranraer © Google Maps 2022

A man has been charged in connection with a death in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police were called to John Simpson Drive in Stranraer on Monday evening around 11.40pm following reports of a man being seriously injured. 

The 33-year-old was taken to Galloway Community Hospital by ambulance, however died a short time later. 

The force confirmed a 23-year-old man had been charged in connection with the death.

He is due to appear at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Wednesday. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 33-year-old man in Stranraer.

“Officers were called to John Simpson Drive at around 11.40pm on Monday, 6 June, following reports of a man being seriously injured.

“He was taken to Galloway Community Hospital by ambulance, but died a short time later.

“A 23-year-old man is due to appear at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Wednesday, June 8, and a report has been forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.”