2 Arrests Made over Greenock Death

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the death of a 63-year-old man in Greenock last night.

Police Scotland said the alarm was raised at about 01:30 this morning following reports of an “altercation” on Dalrymple Street.


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A man was found injured before being taken by ambulance to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, where he died a short time later. A post-mortem examination will take place later today but the Police said they were treating the death as murder and confirmed that a  a 44-year-old man and 43-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the death.

A large cordon currently extends along Dalrymple Street to the Bullring roundabout and includes the Tesco Extra and The Oak Mall shopping centre, causing travel disruption on all routes to and from the area. A yellow triangle diversion is in place.

Detective Chief Inspector Fil Capaldi of Paisley Police Office said:

“Inquiries are at an early stage into this death and we have officers carrying out enquiries in the local area and gathering and studying CCTV footage, to establish more details on the exact circumstances surrounding this murder investigation. At this time we are appealing to anyone with information that may assist our inquiry. I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of Dalrymple Street and Laird Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning, who either witnessed an altercation take place, or who witnessed anything suspicious, to come forward to police as a matter of urgency.”

Updates to follow throughout the day.

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