Anthony Laurie named as Glenhove Road victim

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 13:18 on 3 October 2015


Anthony Laurie was named today as Police appeal for information. Picture: Facebook.

FURTHER information surrounding the suspected murder of man in Cumbernauld’s South Carbrain area, on Thursday night, has today been released by authorities.

Named today (3rd October) as Cumbernauld’s own Anthony Laurie, Police Scotland has asked that anybody who might have seen Anthony before the incident on Thursday night, which resulted in the 25-year-old's death, comes forward to aid their enquiries.

A former pupil of Cumbernauld High School, 25-year-old Anthony Laurie lost his life after what officers have described as a “disturbance” in Glenhove Road, late on Thursday night. 

Police Scotland confirmed yesterday that they had been called to an address in the street at around midnight on Thursday, whereupon officers discovered Mr Laurie “seriously injured.” 

A spokesman for the force said that Mr Laurie was taken to Monklands Hospital, in Airdrie, but died shortly after being admitted.

As investigations got under way, much of the area surrounding the crime scene was cordoned off, as forensic officers launched an investigation into what was described yesterday as a “suspicious” death.

Police say that now a post mortem has taken place, Mr Laurie's death is being treated as murder, and are appealing for anybody with any information to come forward, with officers urging people who might have seen Anthony before his murder to come forward.

Police are appealing for information into Anthony's death. Picture: Police Scotland.

Described as 25 years of age, 5ft 10in, of medium build, with short brown receding hair, and brown eyes, officers say Anthony was wearing a navy ‘Lacoste’ tracksuit, royal blue polo shirt, and black ’Nike’ trainers.

Detective Chief Inspector Laura Mcluckie explained that enquiries are still ongoing, and has appealed for anybody with information to come forward, so they can track Anthony's movements on Thursday.

She said: "My officers have been conducting door to door enquiries and viewing CCTV in an attempt to identify the person or persons responsible for Mr Laurie’s death.

"We are also trying to track his movements on the day of Thursday and would like to speak to anyone who had seen him prior to midnight that day.

"I am also keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity and witnessed a disturbance at Glenhove Road, Cumbernauld shortly before midnight on Thursday 1 October."

Police Scotland has confirmed that Mr Laurie's family have been informed of his death, while a report is due to be sent to the Prosecutor Fiscal. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, or by telephoning Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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