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Murder inquiry launched in Paisley by detectives

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Image caption There has been a large police presence in the area

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 31-year-old man in Tweed Avenue in the Foxbar area of Paisley.

Local man Craig McClelland was attacked at about 23:20 on Sunday.

Detectives have said he was stabbed during a confrontation and died later at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Police Scotland's major investigation team are working on the case and have appealed for witnesses to make contact with them.

The examination of CCTV images has started, along with door-to-door inquiries.

Det Supt Allan Burton said: "Mr McClelland has died following a violent attack which took place in the middle of the street and it is vital that we trace the person or persons responsible.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in Tweed Avenue, or the surrounding area, between 2230 and 0030 hours on Sunday 23 July to please come forward as you may be able to assist with our investigation."

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