The “suspicious” death of a man found injured in a street is being investigated by police.
Officers were called to Gibb Street, in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, at about 5.40pm on Thursday, where the 43-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination is to be held but the death is being treated as suspicious and officers are understood to be following a “definite line of inquiry”.
Additional patrols are to be carried out in the area and police are appealing for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
Detective Inspector Mark Henderson said: “I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Gibb Street at around 5.40pm last night and witnessed any kind of activity there to contact police as they may have information that could assist our enquiries.”
Chief Inspector Gavin Russell added: “I’d like to reassure members of the Chapelhall community that there will be additional police patrols in the area and members of the public are encouraged to speak with these officers, either in providing information that could assist with the investigation or to answer any concerns they may have.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101. Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.