Murder investigation after man found dead on road

At around 9.45am on Saturday, a man was found unconscious on Smyllum Road, Lanark.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead on a road in Lanark.

At around 9.45am on Saturday, officers received a report that a man had been found unconscious on Smyllum Road.

Emergency services attended, and the 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a post-mortem examination, detectives are treating the death as murder.

Police Scotland said an extensive investigation was under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

Detective inspector Vicki Douglas said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the 33-year-old man who died in this incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the Smyllum Road area on Saturday morning and saw anything suspicious to please contact us.

“If you have any CCTV or recording equipment, please check your footage as you may have captured images that could assist our investigation.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area as our enquiries continue.”

An online portal has been set up for members of the public to send information directly to the police. This can be accessed here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT23S44-PO1

Police Scotland can be contacted via 101, quoting reference number 1035 of Saturday, December 2, 2023.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.

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