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Murder enquiry launched following death of Galston man

Police have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a 56 year old man in Galston, Ayrshire, on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Around 6.20 am yesterday morning, the body of Robert Stewart Clelland (56), known locally as Stewart, was found in his flat in Wallace Street, Galston.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Sommerville, Kilmarnock Police Office, said:

“We know that Stewart had been in a pub on Wallace Street near to his home until around 9pm on Tuesday 23rd July and had later called a family member via the phone around 10 pm. We also understand from our enquiries so far that there was some kind of disturbance or raised voices heard in the vicinity of his home around 11.30 pm.

“Officers are speaking to neighbours and checking CCTV and are keen to hear from anyone who saw Stewart that night, who might have seen or heard the disturbance, or indeed who may have any information that will assist our enquiry.

“In addition, a grey van, belonging to Stewart, was found in a car park to the rear of nearby Bentick Square - a Nissan NV 200 - which is similar in size to a transit van but a bit smaller. Did anyone see this van being driven in Galston that evening, being parked at Bentick Square or see anyone near that van?

“This is a small close knit town and we want to catch the person responsible for Stewart’s murder. Any information, no matter how significant you may think it may or may not be, can be passed to Kilmarnock Police Office via 101, quoting incident number 0742 of Wednesday 24 July 2019. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.”


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