Man's 'suspicious death' probed as injured woman taken to hospital

Police found a body on McDowall Street in Johnstone on Wednesday.

Man found dead on McDowall Street, Johnstone, and woman taken to hospital sparking probe © Google Maps 2024

The discovery of a man’s body and a woman with serious injuries on a street in Renfrewshire is being treated as “suspicious” by police.

Officers were called to an incident on McDowall Street, in Johnstone, on Wednesday at around 1.50am.

They found a 40-year-old man dead and a 59-year-old woman was taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries.

The woman’s condition has been described as stable.

Officers are treating the man’s death as suspicious and enquires are being carried out to establish the cause.

Emergency services have closed McDowall Road at its junctions with High Street and Quarry Street.

A police spokesperson said: “Around 1.50am on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, police responded to an incident in McDowall Street, Johnstone.

“Officers attended and a man, aged 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A 59-year-old woman was taken to QEUH with serious injuries, however, medical staff describe her condition as stable. The death is currently being treated as suspicious. 

“Enquiries are at an early stage and officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information regarding it to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0213 of Wednesday, June 1.

“Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111 where you can give information anonymously. 

“As a result of the incident, McDowall Road is closed at its junctions with High Street and Quarry Street.”

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