A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was found dead in a Paisley flat.

The body of Stephen Wallace, 46, was found on Sunday at around 10.50am in a flat in Williamsburgh Court, Lacy Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Maxine Martin, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (West), said: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened to him and who is responsible.

"The response from the local community has been extremely positive and this is assisting us to piece together Stephen's movements over the past few weeks.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows Stephen, if you have seen or spoken to him recently, to please contact police.

"I’m also keen to speak to anyone who may have heard any disturbances or noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area around Williamsburgh Court to please get in touch.

"Your information could prove vital in helping us to establish exactly what happened to Stephen and identify the person or persons responsible for his death."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.