POLICE believe a mystery woman may prove crucial as they continue to probe the death of a man who fell from the Erskine Bridge. 

An unidentified body was pulled from the River Clyde near the bridge on Monday morning by the Coastguard and he was announced dead on arrival at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, in Glasgow. 

The bridge was closed while emergency services attended the scene after being alerted to the man's fall at around 11am. 

Officers have now launched an investigation into the cause of the man's death and say a woman was spotted walking with a suitcase in the area at the time of the incident. 

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Detective Inspector Ogilvie Ross of Clydebank Police Station said: “Our enquiries are continuing into the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing to any witnesses to come forward to ensure we gather as much information as we can .

“I would appeal to anyone driving on the bridge shortly before 11am this morning who witnessed anything suspicious, or who has dash-cam footage to please contact us as they may have information that will assist our enquiries.

"I am also keen to trace a woman who was walking with a suitcase on the bridge, near the Old Kilpatrick side around 11am this morning. 

"I would also urge her to come forward to officers." 

Anyone with information should phone 101.

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