POLICE: Appeal following fatal crash at Renton and assault outside Helensburgh station

By Democrat reporter

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic crash on A82 between Alexandria and Renton.

The incident happened around 1.50pm on Sunday, 15 August, 2021 near to Stoneymollan roundabout and involved a motorcycle, a Volkswagen Golf and a Seat Ibiza.

The 51-year-old motorcyclist died and his next of kin have been informed.  Formal identification is still to take place.

Sergeant Nicola Taylor of the Road Policing Unit said :  “We are trying to establish the full circumstances of what has happened and our enquiries are ongoing.  Sadly the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the crash to come forward, in particular anyone who may have dash-cam footage, you may have captured something that could assist our enquiries.

“The road is still currently closed to allow full crash investigations to be carried out and I would like to thank members of the public for their patience whilst this is ongoing.

“Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2092 of 15 August, 2021”.

Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted outside the train station in Helensburgh on Saturday, 14 August, 2021.

Around 10.25pm, the 15-year-old boy was outside the station in the town when he was approached by two people and sustained a facial injury. He received treatment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Officers would like to speak to two youths, one male, one female, seen in the area at the time. The male was wearing a khaki jumper and black trousers. The female was wearing a black Nike top, with light grey leggings.

Detective Constable Imran Abuzar said: “This attack was completely unprovoked and it’s imperative we trace those responsible. Enquiries so far have revealed there were a number of people in the area, some of whom came to the teenager’s aid.

“Officers are keen to speak to members of the public who can help with enquiries. Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 4315 on 14 August, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppes on 0800 555 111.”


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