"Very prolonged and vicious" Murder in Hamilton

29 January 2018, 15:02

Hamilton murder

A young man's been found dead at a house in the town, in what police are calling a "very prolonged and vicious attack".

Murder detectives are looking for James Murray's killer - his body was found on Friday night on Holyrood Street.

They want to talk to anyone who saw the 24 year-old this month.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown at the Major Investigation Team said: "Mr Murray has been the victim of a very prolonged and vicious attack and as such it is vital that we trace the person or persons responsible for his death.

"My officers are currently carrying out further forensic examinations as well as viewing CCTV and speaking to local people in the community in an attempt to progress our inquiry.

"As part of our investigation we would like to speak to anyone who has been in the company of Mr Murray since the beginning of January and in particular anyone who has seen him from 19 January until he was discovered on Friday 26 January.

"It is only by speaking to those in his company, we can begin to piece together his movements in the lead up to his untimely death."