Death of Lanarkshire man treated as murder

THE DEATH of a man in a late night disturbance is now being treated as murder.

Picture: John Devlin
Picture: John Devlin

Stephen Coutts was found injured at the scene of the incident in Mayfield Road, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, at around 11.50pm yesterday.

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The 35-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment but died a short time later, police said.

His family have been informed.

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Officers had earlier said the death was suspicious but a murder investigation was launched after a post mortem this afternoon.

Another man was also injured in the disturbance and remains in hospital where staff describe his condition as stable.

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Police closed off parts of Mayfield Road today as forensic officers scoured grass, undergrowth and bins in the area.

Detective Inspector David Moran said: “The investigation is at an early stage and officers are conducting inquiries in the surrounding area to establish what happened.

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“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”