A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man's body was found inside a burning car.

Police were called to a report of a car on fire in Greenhall Park in Blantyre around 7.55pm on February 11.

Rafal Michal Lyko, 36, was found inside just two days after he arrived in Scotland from Poland to visit family.

The Mercedes GLE he was in was stolen from Oxgangs Road in Edinburgh last month.

Detective Chief Inspector Davie Scott said: “We have had a good response from our appeals to date, but we still need to piece together Rafal’s last known movements.

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"He arrived at Edinburgh Airport on February 9 from his home in Poland. From there he travelled to the Tayside area to visit relatives.

"Officers are working hard to gather as much information on Rafal’s death and work out where he then travelled to after that. "We are keen to speak to anyone who has any knowledge of Rafal’s movements after February 9.

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“The Mercedes GLE car he was found in is undergoing extensive forensic examination and officers are continuing to track it from when it was stolen from the Oxgangs Road area of Edinburgh on Thursday, January 24, to when it was seen in South Lanarkshire.

“On that Monday morning it was seen near East Kilbride town centre. We believe the vehicle was later in the Halfway area of Cambuslang before it was found on fire near Greenhall Park, Blantyre.

“I would urge anyone who recognises Rafal, or who saw him after Saturday the 9th of February to contact us. Any small piece of information on his movements or the car involved could be vital to our investigation”

Witnesses should contact police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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