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Death of man in Kilmarnock treated as 'suspicious'

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Detectives are treating the death of a man in Ayrshire as "suspicious."

Robert Fleming, 21, is believed to have been involved in an altercation outside Baker's nightclub in Kilmarnock in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He then made his way home and later his body was found in the town's Lammermuir Road at 14:05.

Police Scotland are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding his death following a post-mortem examination.

Officers said he was involved in an incident outside Baker's nightclub in John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock between 00:30 and 01:00.

Following the incident he is believed to have made his way home.

Officers are reviewing CCTV images in the area and have appealed for witnesses to the incident.

Det Insp George McAllister said: "We know from CCTV images at that location that there were several people outside the nightclub and in the street.

"The roadway was also busy with passing cars. I believe that many of these people would have witnessed the assault on Robert. I am urging them to come forward and speak to us. The information they could provide could prove vital to our investigation as we begin to piece together the events which have led to the death of this young man."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kilmarnock Police.

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