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Police investigate death of man found unconscious in Gretna house

Sebastian Masiewicz Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Sebastian Masiewicz was pronounced dead in hospital after being found unconscious in Gretna

Police are investigating the sudden death of a 30-year-old man found unconscious in a house in Gretna.

Polish national Sebastian Masiewicz was found at a house on Loanwath Road in the town on Sunday morning.

He was later pronounced dead at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Police are keen to trace his movements over the period leading up to his death, and have appealed in particular to anyone who saw him on Saturday to come forward.

Ch Insp Laura McLuckie from the Specialist Crime Division said: "We are aware that Sebastian had lived in Warwick Road in Carlisle for the past month or so.

"We believe he travelled through to the Stewartry area on Saturday afternoon, where he went fishing with a friend at Loch Ken and Loch Arthur, before returning to Gretna on Saturday evening, where he arranged to stay overnight with relatives."

Mr Masiewicz, who is described as being 5ft 11in tall, of slim build and with short dark hair, was wearing a navy blue zip-up top, a grey t-shirt and blue tracksuit trousers that day.

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