THE death of a man found injured in a street is being treated as murder, police have said.
Officers were called to a disturbance in Glenhove Road, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, at around midnight of Thursday into Friday, where they found 25-year-old Anthony Laurie with serious injuries.
Mr Laurie, of the town’s Kildrum area, was taken to Monklands and District General Hospital but died a short time later.
Police Scotland have launched a murder inquiry into his death, following the results of a post-mortem examination.
Officers want to speak to anyone who can help them piece together Mr Laurie’s movements earlier on Thursday.
Detective Chief Inspector Laura Mcluckie, of the force’s major investigation team, said: “My officers have been conducting door to door enquiries and viewing CCTV in an attempt to identify the person or persons responsible for Mr Laurie’s death.
“We are also trying to track his movements on the day of Thursday and would like to speak to anyone who had seen him prior to midnight that day.
“He is described as 25 years of age, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, short brown receding hair, brown eyes and was wearing a navy Lacoste tracksuit, royal blue polo shirt, and black Nike trainers.
“I am also keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity and witnessed a disturbance at Glenhove Road, Cumbernauld shortly before midnight on Thursday October 1.”
Police can be contacted on 101, while Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111.