A MAN has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Bellshill.

Emergency services were called to Thorndean Avenue at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, May 18 after Samuel Hamilton was found severely injured on his doorstep by his elderly mother after he was allegedly assaulted making his way home from a relative's house. 

The 56-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police have now confirmed a 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Mr Hamilton. 

His relatives are aware and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal. 

Officers are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to get in touch and say there will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days. 

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Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Miller, of the Major Investigation Team, said: "I would like to reassure the local community extensive police enquiries are ongoing and officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area.

"Door to door inquiries are also being carried out.

"I would ask anyone who was in the area on Wednesday night, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.

"We have set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team.

"Anyone with any CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry can also send this via this link.

"You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.

"The website can be accessed at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT22S16-PO1."

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Inspector James McCluskey, of Bellshill Police Office, said: "At this time, our thoughts are very much with Mr Hamilton's family, as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

"We recognise this incident will also have an impact on the local community.

"There will continue to be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and anyone with concerns can speak with local officers at any time.

"I’d like to thank the public for their assistance so far and ask anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken with officers to please call 101."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference 4247 of Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.