By Bill Heaney
A young man who was found dead after police and fire brigade were called to a blazing flat at Tontine Park in the Renton on Saturday has been formally identified as Charles Wilson, 40, pictured right, from the local area.
At around 7.25am on Saturday, 25 March, 2023, police were called to a fire in a flat in Tontine Park. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and the fire was extinguished.
Mr Wilson was found in the property with serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation is ongoing, led by detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team.
Detective Chief Inspector Lynsey Watters said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Wilson’s family and we are providing them with support at this very difficult time. Our investigation into his murder is ongoing and I would urge anyone who can help to get in touch as soon as you can.
“Mr Wilson was last seen alive around 10.45am on Friday, 24 March at his flat. We are working to establish his movements and what has happened to him between then and his body being discovered on Saturday morning.
“If you believe you have seen him or if you have spoken to him please let us know urgently.”
She added: “Extensive inquiries are ongoing since Mr Wilson was found on Saturday morning and officers continue to work door to door along with other lines of investigation.
“There will be an additional police presence in the area as this work continues and I would urge anyone who has any concerns or who believes they may have information to speak to our officers.”
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting ref 0899 of 25 March, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives have also set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information.
The Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) is a website that gives the public access to a form so they can send information directly to the major incident team.
You can access this here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT23S17-PO1
Sad time in the Village.