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Murder inquiry launched Mousebank Road, Lanark

A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a 24-year-old man in Lanark


Around 1.55am on Saturday, 16 July, 2022, Peter Kirkwood was seriously assaulted on Mousebank Road in Lanark.


Emergency services attended, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.


A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and released pending further enquiries.


Detective Chief Inspector Bob Williamson, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Peter’s family and friends at this difficult time.


“Extensive police enquiries are ongoing and we will have a continued police presence in the area.


“I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace the person responsible.


“I would also ask anyone who was in Mousebank Road area in the early hours of Saturday, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.


“Anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry is urged to pass anything notable on to us.”


Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 and/or use the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP), which can be accessed via the following link – https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT22S23-PO1. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.