Murder probe after three men injured with one dying in hospital

At around 9.50pm on Sunday, police were called to Angus Road, Greenock, following reports of a disturbance involving three men.

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A murder inquiry has been launched after the death of a 37-year-old man in Greenock.

At around 9.50 pm on Sunday, July 30, officers were called to Angus Road following reports of a disturbance involving three men.

All three men were taken to hospital, with one pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out, Police Scotland said, but his death is being treated as murder.

His next of kin have been made aware.

A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective inspector Ally Semple, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died at this very difficult time.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community.

“Extensive police inquiries are ongoing, and we have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation.

“We will have a continued police presence in the area, and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.

“Officers are reviewing CCTV footage in the area, and door-to-door inquiries are also being carried out.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.”

Police can also be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 3916 of July 30, 2023. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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