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Man dies after street disturbance in Greenock

Police at scene
Image caption The 29-year-old man who died was found with serious injuries in Wellington Street, Greenock

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man died following a disturbance in Inverclyde.

Police Scotland said officers were called to the incident in Wellington Street, Greenock, at about 01:15.

A 29-year-old man was found seriously injured at the scene and taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, where he later died.

Police have appealed for anyone who has information about the disturbance to get in touch.

Detectives are understood to be following a positive line of inquiry.

Full descriptions

A post mortem examination will take place to establish the exact cause of the man's death.

A second man, aged 37, was also injured as a result of the incident and was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. His condition was said to be stable.

Det Insp Una Maider of the major investigation team, said: "At this time, we believe that there were three or four people, (sexes not known at this time) involved in the incident.

"Wellington Street is residential and there is no doubt that people would have either seen or heard the disturbance take place.

"Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries and checking CCTV in the area and a number of people have come forward to help us with our inquires however, at this time we do not have full descriptions of those involved."

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