Police Begin Murder Investigation After Man Found Dead In House

27 February 2017, 07:09

Johnstone murder Steven Quail

A murder investigation is underway after a man was found dead at a house in Renfrewshire.

The body of 42-year-old Steven Quail was discovered in his home in Greenend Avenue, Johnstone, at around 10.45am on Saturday.

Officers believe there was a disturbance at the house earlier that day and have said Mr Quail was found with ''significant injuries''.

Police Scotland said following a post-mortem examination they had launched a murder inquiry into his death.

The force said his relatives have been informed and a report would be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Inspector Mark Henderson of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team said: ''Mr Quail was found with significant injuries and as such extensive police inquiries are ongoing to establish how he came about these injuries and trace the person or persons responsible.

''We believe that there was a disturbance at the house around 12.50am on Saturday February 25 when a person or persons came to the door and I appeal to anyone who may have heard anything at this time or anyone who saw anyone hanging around Greenend Avenue to contact police immediately.

''I understand that crimes of this nature can cause concern in the local community and I would like to reassure local residents that additional officers will be on patrol in the area and anyone with any concerns or information can speak to these officers.''

Anyone with information is asked to contact the inquiry team, who are based at Helen Street Police Office in Govan, via telephone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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