The owner of a dog who knocked over an 84-year-old man is being sought by police after the pensioner’s death.
On May 22, the man and a boy were walking along the Forth and Clyde Canal path in the direction of Erskine Bridge.
A woman was also walking with a dog and, upon approaching the men, the dog jumped up and knocked the older man to the floor.
The woman stopped and helped the man before carrying on in the direction of Bowling Basin.
Later that evening, the 84-year-old became unwell and went to hospital.
He remained in hospital to be treated for the injuries he sustained before passing away on June 5.
Police said that his death is not being treated as suspicious, however, enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.
As part of this, officers have launched an appeal to trace the owner of the dog.
The dog is believed to be approximately knee height to an adult and black.
Sergeant John Robertson said: “Since police were notified of the incident and the subsequent death of the man, a number of enquiries have been conducted and our thoughts remain with his family who have lost their loved one.
“This turn of events will likely come as a shock to the dog’s owner, and it is imperative to the investigation that they are identified and traced.
“We have a limited description of the dog, which is thought to have been approximately knee height to an adult and black in colour.
“This is an area frequented by locals and dog walkers. I would appeal directly to the woman involved in this incident to come forward, or anyone who could have information relevant to the enquiry that can help us in tracing her and the dog.”
Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 2094 of May 25, or an anonymous report can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.