South Scotland

Dumfries murder investigation after body found

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Image caption The man's body was found in an upstairs flat

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a flat in Dumfries.

The 54-year-old man was discovered in a property in Gilbert Circle on Friday.

His death was originally said to be unexplained - but police said on Sunday it was now being treated as murder.

The man's identity has not yet been made public. Police Scotland appealed for anyone with any information to contact them.