Paisley murder victim named

A man who was found dead in the common close of a flat in Paisley has been named by police.

James McFall, 30, was discovered by police officers in Argyle Street in the Renfrewshire town on Saturday.

Officers were called to a disturbance at the residence at 3.35pm and found Mr McFall along with a 37-year-old man with serious injuries.

Police Scotland said a post-mortem examination has been carried out on Mr McFall and the death is being treated as murder.

The 37-year-old remains in hospital, where medical staff described his condition as "serious but stable''.

Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and checking public and private CCTV.

Detective Inspector Grant MacLeod, who is leading the investigation, said: "The area in which this took place is very residential, therefore I would like to speak to anyone who lives nearby who may have witnessed the disturbance to come forward.

"A man has lost his life following a violent assault and it is a priority that we identify who is responsible.

"The time of the attack was during the afternoon on a weekend, therefore there would have more people than usual in the area.

"This is understandably a real shock to the communities of Paisley, however I would like to reassure local residents that a team of detectives are working tirelessly on this investigation.

"There are additional officers in the area and I would ask anyone who has any concerns or information to approach those officers.''

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