Teenager arrested after death of man in town centre

Emergency services were called to Johnstone’s High Street at around 8.30pm on Wednesday night.

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Johnstone: A man died in the High Street.

A teenager has been arrested after a man died following a disturbance in a town centre.

Emergency services were called to Johnstone’s High Street at around 8.30pm on Wednesday night.

A 26-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers confirmed a 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Renfrewshire road remained closed on Thursday, with police appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 8.30pm on Wednesday, April 1, police received a report of a disturbance in the High Street in Johnstone. 

“Emergency services attended and a 26-year- old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“A 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.

“High Street remains closed as officers continue to conduct enquiries.”

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help the investigation, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.