Silver Volvo sought in Stephen McGowan murder probe

Stephen McGowan Stephen McGowan died in a common close in Tobago Street in Greenock

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Police investigating the murder of a man in Greenock want to trace a silver car seen in the street where he attended a party.

Stephen McGowan, 23, was found seriously injured in a common close in Tobago Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Earlier he had been at a party in Lynedoch Street in the Inverclyde town.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to Mr McGowan at the weekend.

Det Chief Insp Jim Smith, of Police Scotland, said: "We have had a very good response from the public so far.

"However I am keen to trace the driver of a silver vehicle, believed to be a Volvo 850 series which was travelling in Lynedoch Street, Greenock, around 0320 hours on Sunday.

"We know that a number of parties were ongoing in Lynedoch Street and Lyle Street around this time, and that Stephen had been at a party in Lynedoch Street until the early hours of Sunday morning.

"I am very keen to trace everyone who was in and around this area and who has not yet been spoken to by police. I urge these people to come forward immediately as they may be able to assist with the investigation."

Police at the scene Police want to speak to anyone who saw Mr McGowan over the weekend

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