Suspect arrested after man dies following early morning disturbance

Peter Kirkwood was pronounced dead at the scene after police locked down an area in Lanark on Saturday morning.

Man arrested over death of Peter Kirkwood in Lanark as police continue investigation Police Scotland

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Peter Kirkwood in South Lanarkshire.

Police locked down Mousebank Road in Lanark following the 24-year-old’s death in the early hours of Saturday morning during a disturbance.

A 22-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards but was later released amid a murder probe.

Officers have now confirmed a 44-year-old man has been arrested, though no one has yet been charged over the killing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said enquiries were ongoing.

A statement from the force read: “A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of 24-year-old Peter Kirkwood in Mousebank Road, Lanark on Saturday, July 16.

“Police enquiries are continuing.”

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