Murder investigation into death of man after house fire

John Dalziel, 47, was found seriously hurt in a home in Paisley on Thursday.

Murder investigation into death of man after house fire Police Scotland

The death of a man who was found seriously injured in a burning Paisley home is being treated as murder.

John Dalziel was discovered badly hurt in a property on Whites Bridge Avenue in the town shortly after 10.05pm on Thursday, May 6.

Emergency services were called to the house after a report of a fire. The 47-year-old was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later died.

Police say there were a number of people around at the time, some of whom may have responded to the blaze. Officers want to hear from anyone they have not already spoken to.

A website has been set up to allow members of the public to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team dealing with the murder enquiry.

Detective chief inspector Stuart Grainger, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “We are working to establish the full circumstances of what happened and our thoughts are very much with the family of Mr Dalziel at this difficult time for them.

“If anyone saw anything or heard anything before or after the incident that might help with our investigation then I would urge them to come forward, no matter how insignificant you might think the information is.”

Anyone with any information that may be useful has been asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 3468 of Thursday, May 6, 2021 or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Police Scotland’s online portal here.

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