A MAN has been arrested in connection with the death of a 33-year-old man found unconscious on a street in South Lanarkshire.

Robert Yuill, 33, was discovered injured on Saturday morning around 9.45am on Smyllum Road, Lanark before being pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland subsequently launched a murder investigation.

On Friday, the force confirmed a 44-year-old man had been taken into custody over the death and that enquiries remain ongoing.

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Detective inspector Laura Sands previously said: “Our thoughts remain with Robert Yuill’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

“We are providing his family with support as our investigation continues to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“We would again urge anyone who may have information to get in touch. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital in establishing what happened to Robert.

“A police presence will also remain in the Lanark area as our enquiries continue and I would encourage anyone with information or concerns to speak with these officers.”

Police Scotland can be contacted via 101, quoting reference number 1035 of Saturday, December 2.

Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.