Appeal for information - M74, near Larkhall

Published 01 October 2018

Officers from the Road Policing Unit at Motherwell are appealing for assistance following an incident on the M74 near to Larkhall on Sunday 30 September 2018.


Around 11pm on Sunday evening, a number of calls were received regarding a body lying on the southbound carriageway of the M74 under a footbridge, near to a matrix sign around one and a half miles south of junction 7, Larkhall.


Officers attended and enquiries were carried out at the scene.


Sergeant John Tait from the Divisional Road Policing Unit at Motherwell said:  “Despite a number of enquiries carried out since this incident was reported to us, we have been unable to identify the man who has died.  He is described as white and between 25-35 years of age and of slim build with brown hair.  He has a tattoo on his right forearm of ‘Dylan’ in italic letters and was wearing a red top, grey hooded top and red Nike trainers. 


“If anyone has any information on who he may be, please contact us as soon as possible.  It is vital that we identify him, so we can then trace his family as a matter of urgency.


“A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however there would not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.


“At this time we are also appealing to anyone who was driving on that stretch of motorway before 11pm on Sunday night who saw anyone on the carriageway or near the footbridge - particularly if they have dash cam footage - to come forward to officers.”


Anyone with information that may assist the enquiry should contact officers at the Divisional Road Policing Unit at Motherwell through 101 quoting reference number 4376 of 30th September.

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