A murder inquiry has been launched after a man who was abducted and assaulted in North Lanarkshire later died.

It comes after police were called to a disturbance within a house in Frew Street, Airdrie, at around 12.30am on Monday.

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The 59-year-old man who lives at the address was found injured a short time later on Rankin Crescent in Greengairs.

He had earlier been forced into a dark-coloured car.

The man died yesterday afternoon.

Officers said “extensive inquiries” were being carried out.