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Moffat victim named

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: ,

A 17-year-old whose death is being treated as ‘suspicious’ by police has been named.

Police Scotland have named the Moffat youth, who died on Monday, as Calum Lumb from the town’s High Street.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said: “Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries in the Moffat area into the circumstances surrounding this tragic death, and we will continue our patrols around the town to provide reassurance to the local community.

“The public should be reassured that their safety is a priority for Police Scotland.

“I would again stress that there is no danger whatsoever to the local community in the aftermath of this dreadful incident.

“Officers remain in position at scene and will do for some time. A forensic examination of the property is currently underway.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to call police at Dumfries on the 101 number quoting incident number PDG 0046370318.

Anyone wishing to pass information whilst remaining anonymous is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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