Following last night’s report that Greenhall Park had been taped off by police, we can now provide a brief update, obtained from an official, reliable source.
Sadly, the incident was more serious than first thought, with the grim discovery of a dead body inside a burned out vehicle.
Police and emergency services descended upon Greenhall Park, off Hamilton Road, High Blantyre last night, Monday 11 February 2019 just before 9pm. As police cordoned off the park in darkness, a serious investigation vehicle also attended, and the Police helicopter was called out.
A vehicle was on fire, and after the vehicle flames were fully extinguished, the tragic discovery of a fatality was made inside. Concerned nearby residents told us of “an explosion” as they heard the vehicle fuel tank ignite.
Police continued to block off both east and west vehicle entrances to the park this morning Tuesday 12 February, and are still there this lunchtime as forensic officers in white suits work in the park. Greenhall Park therefore remains completely off limits.
No further details are known at this time, either to the nature of the incident, nor the identity of the deceased person. We would kindly ask readers not to send us speculative messages and to let the police do their job at this time.
Blantyre Telegraph will not be posting any further updates until police have completed their investigations, contacted the families of the deceased person and provided an official statement to the press.