Man's body found next to war memorial

Police are investigating an unexplained death after the body of a 48-year-old man was found on a street in Airdre near a war memorial earlier this morning.

Police have cordoned off the area.

The grim discovery was made around 8.15am today in Mulvey Crescent in Airdrie, and the death is being treated as unexplained.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 8.15am, the body of a 48-year-old man was found near the war memorial on Mulvey Crescent in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause.”

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.