A MAN who was found in a cemetery with a head injury has died.
Police received reports of a seriously injured man in Greenock Cemetery, in South Street, at around 8pm on Thursday.
Officers found a 56-year-old man with a critical head injury and he was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, where he died on Friday afternoon.
The area was closed off to allow officers to carry out their investigations at the scene.
A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.
Detective Inspector Mark Bell, from Police Scotland major investigation team west, said: “At this time we are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident and how the man has sustained his injuries.
“Officers from the inquiry team are continuing inquiries in the local area and will be studying CCTV images in an effort to glean further information on this incident.
“I would urge anyone with information that may assist our police investigation to contact Police Scotland.”