Police probe 'unexplained' death after man's body found in public square

Investigation under way after body of 58-year-old man discovered in Houston Square, Johnstone.

Police close off Houston Square in Johnstone after man’s body found Stephen Gibson

A man’s body has been found in the centre of a town in Renfrewshire.

Police have closed off Houston Square in Johnstone and are investigating the death of a 58-year-old man.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A Police Scotland Spokesperson said: “Around 2.55am on Saturday, 13 May, 2023, police received a report of a 58-year-old man’s body being found in Houston Square, Johnstone.

“Officers are in attendance and the death is being treated as unexplained. Enquiries are ongoing.”