Saltcoats street locked down in relation to murder probe

Residents have been told to stay in their homes amidst a large police presence on Canal Street

A street in Ayrshire has been blocked off by police in relation to Alan Lawson’s murder.

Police have descended upon Saltcoats’ Canal Street today, continuing their investigation into the death of the 36-year-old Saltcoats resident who passed away last week, two days after being discovered hurt at a residence on the town’s New England Road.

Police have blocked off the area between Seabank Street and Canal Place. Images from the scene show police vehicles and vans positioned on both sides of the street that connects Saltcoats and Stevenson.

Fearful locals have revealed to Ayrshire Live how they were urged to remain inside their houses during the incident, which authorities claim has anything to do with the murder investigation.

As part of their investigation, investigators searched a home near Largs last week.

A public reporting portal was established on the internet in response to the Daily Record’s allegation that social media material related to the homicide had surfaced.

It is understood that about a week after the police opened their investigation, no arrests have been made in connection with the murder. On Thursday, though, top officials declared that they were pursuing a “positive line of enquiry.”

An officer speaking for the force said of the activities on Canal Street, “This is related to the ongoing investigation into the murder of Alan Lawson.”

“Officers continue to support Alan’s family at this difficult time,” Major Investigation Team Detective Chief Inspector Ally Semple stated last week. As they attempt to process what has transpired, they have asked that their privacy be respected.

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