Firearms found af­ter man’s death

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Leona Greenan

Po­lice dis­cov­ered de­ac­ti­vated firearms and chem­i­cal sub­stances in a Blan­tyre home last week fol­low­ing the death of a 58-year-old man.

Of­fi­cers cor­doned off the prop­erty af­ter the man was found in the prop­erty on Win­ton Cres­cent at around 10.30am on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6.

How­ever, of­fi­cers stressed this week that the firearms were found fol­low­ing a rou­tine search of the house and said no crim­i­nal­ity had been es­tab­lished dur­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The man’s death was not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

A Po­lice Scot­land Spokesman said:“around 10.20 hours on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, the body of a 58-year- old man was dis­cov­ered within a prop­erty in Win­ton Cres­cent, Blan­tyre.

“The death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious and a re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.

“As part of a rou­tine search of the house a quan­tity of firearms, which are be­lieved to be de­ac­ti­vated, as well as a num­ber of un­known chem­i­cal sub­stances, were re­cov­ered.

“Po­lice sought as­sis­tance from the fire ser­vice to con­firm the na­ture of the chem­i­cals, and fol­low­ing en­quiries it was con­firmed that they posed no risk to mem­bers of the pub­lic.

“Emer­gency ser­vices dis­posed of the firearms and chem­i­cal sub­stances safely.

“No crim­i­nal­ity has been es­tab­lished at this time.”

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