Answers to gran's murder 'lie within community', say police

Ann Coll was found seriously injured at a flat in Rutherglen just days before Christmas.

Police believe answers to murder of Rutherglen woman ‘lie within the community’ Police Scotland

Police investigating the murder of a grandmother in Rutherglen believe the answers “lie within the community“.

Ann Coll was found seriously injured at a flat on Newfield Place around 12.45am on December 22.

The 61-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A month on from her death, detectives have said they believe the answer to their investigation “lies within the community” and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

The force also said they are following a “positive line of inquiry”.

Detective chief inspector Lynsey Watters said: “Our thoughts remain with Ann’s loved ones who have been left devastated by her death. As a family they should have enjoyed the festive season together but instead spent it grieving a terrible loss.

“We are fully committed to tracing the person or people responsible as soon as possible and our enquiry team are following a positive line of enquiry.

“We truly believe that the answer to this investigation lies within the community, even if you feel the information you hold is insignificant, we would still ask you to come and tell us. It could be the vital piece we need.

“So if you knew Ann, or witnessed anything suspicious or unusual on the evening of Thursday, December 21, into the early hours on Friday, December 22, near to Newfield Place, then please contact us.

“Please think back, this area is one of the main routes from Rutherglen to the south side of Glasgow and has several bars and restaurants nearby. It would have been busier than usual due to the time of year. Were you in the area that night?

“Our officers will continue to do everything they can to bring answers for Ann’s family and we continue to provide them with support at this very difficult time.”

An online portal has been set up to allow members of the public to send information directly to the police. This can be accessed here:

Anyone with information can also call 101, quoting reference 0110 of December 22, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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