POLICE today made an arrest in connection with the death of a man outside a Glasgow primary school.

The body of Scott McAusland, 48, was found lying outside St Bride's Primary, in Govanhill, early yesterday, yards from a part-time police office.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead.

A post mortem has been carried out to establish the exact cause of death but police are still trying to piece together the victim's final hours.

As reported in yesterday's Evening Times, neighbours overlooking the death scene, in Craigie Street, told how they overheard a loud disturbance minutes before the alleged killing took place around 12.35am.

Detective Inspector Ian Rule, said during the inquiry, said: "A disturbance occurred shortly after midnight in Craigie Street at Allison Street, and we believe this is how the victim sustained the fatal injuries.

Police had been working through statements obtained from door to door inquiries and also checking through closed-circuit television footage from the area.

One neighbour, who lives in Craigie Street, said: "We always hear shouting or screaming after 10pm, or some sort of carry on, every single night.

"This area has gone downhill and it is now a scary place to live."

Police have set up an incident room at Cathcart police station to co-ordinate the inquiry.

St Bride's opened as normal yesterday, even though surrounding streets remained sealed off.

A spokesman for Strathclyde Police confirmed a 55-year-old man was in custody in connection with the death and a full report would be sent to the fiscal.

The man is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.