No suspicious circumstances in Motherwell burning body death

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man found burning on a football pitch in Lanarkshire, police have said.

Emergency services were called to Margaret Drive, Motherwell, at about 09:00 on Saturday after the discovery was made by a member of the public.

Residents in the area had told BBC Scotland they were fearful the man had been attacked.

Police Scotland have now said that following “extensive inquiries” they believe there is nothing suspicious about the death.

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