Man charged after elderly mum finds son fatally injured on doorstep

Samuel Hamilton died from his injuries outside his home on Wednesday.

Man charged over death of Samuel Hamilton found seriously injured on doorstep of Bellshill home Police Scotland

A man has been charged in connection with the death of Samuel Hamilton who was found dying outside his own home by his elderly mother.

A 32-year-old was arrested on Friday after Mr Hamilton was attacked while on his way home from a relative’s house on Wednesday night, police said.

The 56-year-old was found seriously injured on his doorstep in Thorndean Avenue, in Bellshill, by his mum at around 11.30pm.

Emergency services were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man charged in connection with the incident is expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday, May 23.

Previously, officers investigating the death appealed for anyone with any information to contact them as soon as possible.

On Friday, inspector James McCluskey, of Bellshill Police Office, said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with Mr Hamilton’s family, as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

“We recognise this incident will also have an impact on the local community.

“There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns can speak with local officers at any time.

“I’d like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken with officers to please call 101.

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