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Operation Downval

Police Scotland are appealing for information in relation to the death of a 52 year old man that occurred around 3am on Monday, 30 October 2023, Renfield Street, Renfrew

Details of Incident

Police launch murder enquiry following death of man - Renfrew.

Following a post mortem, police are now treating the death of Alastair Campbell from Renfrew as murder.

Alastair, 52, died shortly after being found seriously injured in the common close of flats on Renfield Street around 3am on Monday, 30 October 2023. His relatives are aware.

Detective Chief Inspector Graham McCreadie, Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said:

“From our enquiries so far, we now know that Alastair was seriously assaulted by two men on Renfield Street at the junction of Wilson Street around 1am. The two suspects then ran off along Wilson Street towards Houston Street in Renfrew Town Centre.

“We believe both men to be white; one was wearing a dark tracksuit and dark trainers, and the other had on either a light grey or khaki jacket, dark trousers and dark trainers.

“We’d appeal to anyone who was in either Renfrew Town Centre or Renfield Street between 0.40am and 3am on Monday morning and saw anything that may assist our investigation, to get in touch.  We’re also keen to get a hold of any dash cam, private CCTV or doorbell footage from around that time.

“An online portal that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team has been set up. 

“Alastair’s family and friends will continue to be supported throughout our enquiries. It’s vital we find out exactly what happened to him and I’m appealing to the public for help to do that. If you have any information that may assist officers with their enquiries, then please get in touch as soon as you can.”

There will be an increased police presence in the area while officers carry out their extensive enquiries into the incident.

Information can be passed to police via the online portal, by calling 101 and quoting reference 0243 of 30 October 2023 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police Scotland are appealing for any information including photographs, CCTV or dashcam footage that may support our investigation into this incident.

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.