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Man dead following disturbance in Strathaven park

Police at scene
Image caption The emergency services were called to the park early on Tuesday afternoon

A man has been murdered in an attack at a park in South Lanarkshire.

Police said they were called to the incident at John Hastie Park in Strathaven at about 13:30.

An ambulance and a paramedic response unit were also sent to the scene.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said officers were still in attendance and inquires were continuing. She added: "A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the exact cause of death."

The divisional police commander, Ch Supt Roddy Irvine, later said on social media: "You'll see extra officers in Strathaven after today's murder.

"It was not a random attack and we're working hard to catch those responsible."

Image caption Forensic officers carried out investigations in the park
Image caption The entrance was cordoned off as police continued their inquiries

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