Locals tell of shock at ‘suspicious’ death in Dumbryden Gardens

Locals tell of shock at ‘suspicious’ death in Dumbryden Gardens

Locals have told of their shock following the ‘suspicious’ death of a man in Dumbryden Gardens.

The man was discovered with serious injuries in the street just after 9.00pm last night and died a short time later.

Earlier tonight a team of forensic officers were scouring the inside of a block of flats and a police tent was erected at the back of the flats.

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One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said “I was at work last night and came home around 11pm.

“When I pulled up in the street I saw all the police and there were detectives there too.

“Then I got home my partner told me there had been some sort of incident and someone was hurt.

“This morning when I got up I was told by some of my neighbours that a guy was dead.

“The police have been here all day and we have been told they may be here for another day.

“It’s shocking when it happens but it’s not the first time someone has been killed in the street around here.”

Earlier today Police Scotland appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Frew of the Major Investigations Team said: “Our investigation is at an early stage and we will have additional officers in the local area as inquiries continue.

“It is crucial that we establish the full circumstances of this incident as soon as possible.

“With this in mind we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the Dumbryden Gardens area on the evening of Saturday, May 27.

“I would ask anyone who was in the local area, and has information that will assist our inquiries, to get in touch with us immediately.”

Those with information are asked to contact officers at the Major Investigations Team on 101, quoting incident number 5232 of May 27, or alternatively through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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