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Murder probe after teenager stabbed in Greenock

Police car at murder scene in Greenock
Image caption Police said the disturbance drew a lot of attention from local people

Police in Greenock have launched a murder inquiry after the death of a 17-year-old man.

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Kylemore Lane near to Kylemore Terrace at about 2250 BST on Friday.

The teenager, who is understood to have been stabbed, was taken to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary but later died.

Police described his death as "needless and tragic" and have appealed for witnesses.

The disturbance happened close to the site of the former Ravenscraig Primary School.

Det Insp Mark McGowan of Strathclyde Police said: "Extensive inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the murder and trace those responsible.

"The disturbance which took place shortly before he was injured drew a lot of attention from people in the area, several of whom contacted emergency services.

"Therefore, I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything in the Kylemore Terrace and Kylemore Lane area of Greenock around 2250 hours on Friday night."

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