Police hunt for clues after ‘brutal’ murder

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Detectives have launched a murder hunt after a 46-year-old man was found dead in a home in Castlemilk yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to a property in Stonebank Grove around 2.15pm after a friend of the victim made the grim discovery.

A post mortem examination will be staged to establish the exact cause of death.

Detectives are combing the area for cludes, interviewing local residents and examining CCTV footage.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Livingstone from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Teams said today:

“A man has died following a brutal and violent attack within his own home and it is absolutely imperative that we trace whoever is responsible as soon as possible.

“From our enquiries so far, we understand that there may have been a disturbance within the property the previous night and I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

“If you were in Stonebank Grove or the surrounding area on the evening of Thursday 16 February, particularly between 9pm and 11.30pm, and saw anything suspicious please get in touch.

“No matter how insignificant you think your information may be, let us be the judge of that, as it could prove to be vital in helping us find the person responsible for this horrific crime.

“Anyone with information can contact detectives at the Major Investigation Teams via 101 or alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”