Man Arrested After Lanarkshire Death

6 June 2016, 15:16

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 41-year-old in North Lanarkshire.

Scott Mackenzie was allegedly stabbed in a row with a neighbour at a family barbecue.

Police said a large-scale disturbance at the house on Inverkip Drive, Shotts, began early on Sunday morning.

The emergency services were called but Mr Mackenzie, a married father, died at the scene from his injuries.

A second man aged 20 was treated for injuries at Wishaw General Hospital before being released.

A man has been arrested and was due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said on Monday: "A 33-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with the death of Scott MacKenzie.

"Mr MacKenzie died following an incident within a house in Inverkip Drive, Shotts around 12.20am on Sunday. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.''

Local residents paid tribute to Mr Mackenzie,

Retired bus driver John Nicol, 66, who has lived in the street for 15 years, told the Daily Record: "Scott was a well-built guy but quiet.

"He was a hard worker and had washed out his van just yesterday. He worked for a bottled water company and a security firm before that. It's shocking.''

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