Polmont death leaves pals numb

Police have been carrying out equiries
Police have been carrying out equiries

A community has been left “numb” after the sudden death of 31-year-old man whose body was found in his home this week.

Martin McAllister, who lived in Station Road in Polmont, was found at around 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Forensic officers cordoned off his home for most of the day on Tuesday and carried out door to door enquiries searching for information as to the cause of his death, which Police Scotland said remaied “unexplained” as of Wednesday.

The nearby Brightons Inn, where Mr McAllister was considered a popular regular, and part of Waggon Road, was also cordoned off by police as part of the inquiry into his death to determine his last 
movements.

A member of bar staff at the pub said: “We’re all quite numb about the news. We’re really shocked. Martin was a gem of a boy, but I wouldn’t like to say anything else.”

Mr McAllister was a former pupil of St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk where his late father also taught.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Forth Valley Division are investigating after a 31-year-old man was found dead within his home address in Station Road on Tuesday, October 1.

“Enquiries to establish the man’s previous movements resulted in police activity within the Brightons area and the local community is thanked for their co-operation and 
support.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”

Police also confirmed a post mortem is to be carried out by the Crown Office.