Murdered man identified

Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, scene of the murder
Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, scene of the murder

Police Scotland have confirmed that the decomposed body of a previously unidentified male found within a flat in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields on Thursday, July 14 is that of the householder Mr Gordon Bolam, aged 68. Mr Bolam’s relatives have been informed.

Following a post mortem examination, police launched a murder inquiry and officers are continuing with a forensic examination of the flat as well as interviews of associates to establish the circumstances of how Mr Bolam died.

Detective Chief Inspector Allan Burton said: “It is crucial that we speak to everyone who knew Gordon, who saw or has spoken to him within the last 3 weeks.

“Someone out there knows who did this and they need to come forward. Gordon was last seen on the afternoon of the June 27, at the Adelphi centre in the Gorbals. It is important that we establish his movements and people he met after that time.

“Gordon was an elderly gentleman who kept himself to himself and his family deserve justice, so if you have any information that will help piece together his movements or identify those responsible, I need to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to officers in the Incident Room at Govan Police Office. Alternatively, please call Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 where you can provide information and remain anonymous.