Murder detectives check CCTV in Airdrie

21 August 2019, 15:26


Officers were called to a report that a man had been forced into a dark-coloured car following a disturbance at a house in Frew Street, Airdrie, at around 12.30am on Monday.

Colin MacDonald, 59, who lived at the house, was found seriously injured a short time later on Rankin Crescent in nearby Greengairs.
He was taken to Monklands Hospital in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, where he died on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they believe it was a targeted attack and it appears Mr MacDonald was the intended victim.
A burnt-out Vauxhall Astra was recovered by police between Caldercruix and Kirk of Shotts at around 4.30pm on Monday and officers are 
working to establish whether it is linked to the incident.
They are treating the death as murder and appealed for information.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Sommerville, from the Major Investigation Team, said: "We believe this is a targeted attack. It would appear 
the 59-year-old man was the intended victim but the motive is still unknown.
"I would reiterate my appeal for anyone who was in the area of Frew Street, Airdrie, and Rankin Crescent, Greengairs, between midnight 
and 1.30am on Monday morning to speak to us if they have any information that may assist the inquiry.
"From our inquiries so far we know a small dark-coloured car was seen at both locations.
"In addition to this a burnt-out Vauxhall Astra was recovered by police on Forrest Road between Caldercruix and Kirk of Shotts around 
4.30pm on Monday.
"It's still to be established if the car is linked to this investigation but if anyone drove past the burnt-out car in that area and saw anyone 
there, or has any relevant information, please contact us.
"No matter how insignificant it may seem, let us decide if it is relevant or not."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0074 of Monday August 19.