A murdered man whose body was discovered following a house fire in West Dunbartonshire has been named by police.
Emergency crews were called to reports of a blaze at a property in Tontine Park, Renton, at around 7.25am on March 25.
Fire crews extinguished the blaze, and the body of a fatally injured man was found inside the bedroom of the flat. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He has been identified by police as Charles ‘Chic’ Wilson, 40, from the local area.
His death is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation is ongoing, led by detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team.
Mr Wilson was last seen alive around 10.45am on Friday, March 24 by a friend at the flat.
His body was discovered the following morning and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen, or spoke to him between these hours.
Detective Chief Inspector Lynsey Watters said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Wilson’s family and we are providing them with support at this very difficult time.
“Our investigation into his murder is ongoing and I would urge anyone who can help to get in touch as soon as you can.
“Mr Wilson was last seen alive around 10.45am on Friday, 24 March at his flat.
“We are working to establish his movements and what has happened to him between then and his body being discovered on Saturday morning.
“If you believe you have seen him or if you have spoken to him please let us know urgently.”
She added: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing since Mr Wilson was found on Saturday morning and officers continue to work door to door along with other lines of investigation.
“There will be an additional police presence in the area as this work continues and I would urge anyone who has any concerns or who believes they may have information to speak to our officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0899 of March 25, 2023. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives have also set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information.
The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) is a website that gives the public access to a form so they can send information directly to the major incident team. You can access this here.
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