Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Body found in Saltcoats flat

Published August 22 2015

Police are describing the death of a Saltcoats man as “suspicious”.

The body of 72-year-old Malky Ballantyne (pictured) was found at his home in Glebe Place around 1:00pm yesterday (August 21).  The discovery was made by a family member.

The cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem.  Meanwhile, police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the area and are studying CCTV.

Detective-Chief-Inspector Gary Cunningham of Police Scotland said, “Malky is a well-known character in the area and has a routine where he visits and socialises in various pubs in Stevenston most days, generally in the morning.

“We are keen to find out if anyone saw Malky between 10:00am on Thursday [August 20] and 1:00pm on Friday [August 21].”

Police Scotland can be contacted by telephone on 101.

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