Police still investigating unexplained Larbert death

Detectives were joined by a forensic team at the scene. Picture: Michael Gillen
Detectives were joined by a forensic team at the scene. Picture: Michael Gillen

A village community has been shocked by the sudden death of a neighbour.

Police cordoned off Dundarroch Street in Larbert just after teatime on Monday after responding to a report someone had died.

The area was still closed to traffic the following day when a Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed: “Police in Forth Valley are investigating following the death of a 37-year-old woman at an address in Dundarroch Street, Larbert.

“The death was reported at 7.45pm on Monday. Enquiries are currently ongoing and the death is being treated as unexplained.

“A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Yesterday (Wednesday) police confirmed the death is still being treated as unexplained and there was nothing to add.

The woman has been named locally as Allison Kirk, from 35 Dundarroch Street, who is thought to be a local woman and former pupil at Larbert Village and Larbert High schools.

Tributes to her have been posted on Facebook.

Lindsay Kirkwood wrote: “RIP Allison. Only knew you for a short time. Thoughts are will family at this sad time x.”

Cheryl Matheson said: “What a shame. Thoughts go out to the woman’s family. RIP.”

Many neighbours in the quiet road off Larbert Main Street were unaware anything was wrong until they stepped out their front door on Tuesday morning to take their children to school and saw police officers outside.

One said: “It was a bit of a shock seeing police vans at both ends of the street and police using tape to close off the area and stop any cars getting in and out.

“When I came back from dropping my daughter off at school there were officers in white overalls arriving.”