Police make arrest over death of man in Rutherglen

3 June 2018, 06:27 | Updated: 3 June 2018, 06:30

Steven Campbell

A man has been arrested after a 27-year-old died following an alleged hit-and-run.

Steven Campbell, 27, was walking with another man and a woman along Burnhill Street in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, when he was struck by a white Ford Transit van.

Mr Campbell, from the area, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he later died.

The man and woman who were with him at the time were both uninjured, but have been left extremely distressed by what happened.

Police Scotland launched a murder investigation into the incident, which took place around 1.50am on Saturday.

They are appealing for information about the van which sped off towards Prospecthill Road.

Police said a 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death.

Detective Inspector Kevin Houliston said: "Our inquiry is at an early stage and we are trying to piece together the exact circumstances of what has happened and why.

"A young man has lost his life and a family has been left devastated.

"A number of lines of inquiry will be considered as we progress our enquiries. In particular, I am appealing for information on the Ford Transit van.

"If anyone saw it speed off, if anyone saw it prior to the incident or if anyone sees it parked up somewhere, please contact us.

"At this stage of our enquiries, any small detail could prove vital in our investigation and I appeal to people with any information or knowledge of the incident to contact us."