Firearms found after man’s death
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.”