A 40 year old man has been charged in connection with the death of Brian Scott. The 54 year old's body was found at a flat in Dumfries last Friday. The man will appear from custody at Dumfries Sheriff Court next week.
Police officers in Dumfries have been patrolling the area where Brian Scott's body was found, to reassure locals that the town is still one of the safest places to live in the UK.
"This type of incident doesn't happen regularly in Dumfries and Galloway, and bear in mind this is the exception rather than the rule.
"But we are mindful of the fact that people may be apprehensive regarding what's happened close to their homes and we are looking to provide reasurrance to them."
– Sergeant Stuart Burns, Police Scotland
Neighbours of Mr Scott say they are not worried about their safety and they hope the police are successful in their investigations.
"We have to leave this investigation for the police. Let them decide. They will find the person involved. That's it. I am not worried because we have a quiet area here. We have no problems in this area. Everyone knows each other. It is a very good neighbourhood.
– Farooq Muhammed, Neighbour
"Even with all his faults, nobody deserved that kind of thing to happen. So you can only hope they find whoever was responsible for that."
"We have positive lines of enquiry. Extra police are on duty around the area but I'd like reassure people this sort of incident is very rare and Dumfries remains one of thesafest places to live in the UK."
The 54-year-old man found murdered in his flat in Dumfries has been named as Brian Scott.
Mr Scott was found in his flat in Gilbert Circle in the town on Friday (26th April).
Police Scotland say Mr Scott, who is better known as 'Tucker', lived alone and was originally from Stranraer.
"At this stage we are keen to trace and speak to anyone who may be able to help piece together Brian’s last movements on Thursday evening or Friday morning in or around his home in Gilbert Circle.
"We are also keen to trace anyone who may have been in the area of Gilbert Circle on Thursday evening, through to early Friday morning and who may have seen or heard anything which may help us in our enquiries into this death.”