Murder detectives look for driver of silver Mazda

10 March 2018, 12:21 | Updated: 10 March 2018, 12:22


Detectives investigating the murder of 37 year-old Paul Mathieson from Renfrew are looking to speak to someone who was driving a silver coloured Mazda 2 car on the night he was attacked.

Paul Mathieson was found badly hurt on Houston Street, close to Wilson St, Renfrew, on Sunday 14 January 2018.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but died the following week in the early hours of Saturday 20 January 2018.

Following his death, officers launched a murder inquiry and have been working to ascertain the circumstances of what happened.

Police are extremely keen to speak to the driver of the Mazda car that was seen around 1215 am on Sunday 14 January in Hairst Street and Renfield Street before turning into Wilson Street and continuing its journey on the one way system round to Fulbar Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus, Major Investigations Teams, said:

Paul died following a violent assault and it is imperative we find his killer and hold them to account for their actions.

The person or persons within the silver Mazda 2 car may have seen something that can help us in our enquiries and we would urge anyone driving a car matching the description to come forward and contact us.

"I know some people may think they don’t know anything which could help us or they think they didn’t witness anything but we need to know who was in the area, and who Paul saw and spoke to that evening and your information could contribute to that.

Let us be the judge of how relevant the information is, we are gathering information from a number of sources and one small detail could prove pivotal in piecing together the events of that evening and therefore leading us to trace the person responsible for this young man’s death.

We have already traced a number of people who were seen on CCTV that evening but I would like to reiterate that there are still some people on CCTV footage who have yet to contact us and I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers from the Major Investigations Team, based at Paisley Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 0309 of 14 January 2018. Alternatively, please call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.