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Operation Asgrow

Police Scotland are appealing for information in relation to the death of Peter Kirkwood that occurred at 0155am on Saturday 16 July 2022 on Mousebank Road, Lanark.

Details of Incident

Murder inquiry launched – Mousebank Road, Lanark


A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a 24 -year-old man in Lanark.


Around 1.55am on Saturday, 16 July, 2022, Peter Kirkwood was seriously assaulted on Mousebank Road in Lanark.


Emergency services attended, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.


The death is being treated as murder.


A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and released pending further enquiries.


Detective Chief Inspector Bob Williamson, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Peter’s family and friends at this difficult time.


“Extensive police enquiries are ongoing and we will have a continued police presence in the area.


“I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace the person responsible.


“I would also ask anyone who was in Mousebank Road area in the early hours of Saturday, and who may have seen or heard a disturbance, or witnessed anything suspicious, to please get in touch with us.


“Anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry is urged to pass anything notable on to us.”


Police Scotland ask that if you have any information that may assist this investigation, that you contact them on 101, CRIMESTOPPERS and/or the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP)


Contact Information


Anyone who has any information in connection with the incident (including footage) can contact Police on either 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or alternatively by submitting information via the link at the bottom of this page.