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10 August 2017, 15:35
A murder investigation has been launched over the death of a man in East Dunbartonshire.
The body of Frederick McGettigan, known as Ricky, was found by police at around 8.30am on Wednesday within a flat in Clelland Avenue, Auchinairn, Bishopbriggs.
A post-mortem examination was carried out on the 51-year-old on Thursday and the death is now being treated as murder.
Mr McGettigan was last seen at around 10.30am on Sunday morning when he visited a friend in Balornock. Officers are trying to piece together where he went next.
Forensic teams remain at the flat in Clelland Avenue while door-to-door inquiries are being carried out in the area and CCTV is being checked.
Detective Chief Inspector Bob Frew said: "We are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death and a motive for this murder.
"We are in the process of piecing together Ricky's movements and we know he was last seen on Sunday morning around 10.30 when he visited a friend in Balornock.
"We are now trying to ascertain where he went next and establish the circumstances of what ultimately led to his murder.
"I am appealing to local residents for any information. Did anyone hear a disturbance, did you see or hear anything that seems a little suspicious?
"Please think back and consider if you have any information which could assist our investigation and help us trace whoever is responsible for this man's murder."
Chief Inspector Gerry Corrigan said extra police patrols will be carried out in the area.
"Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Ricky at this time," Mr Corrigan said.
"East Dunbartonshire is a very safe place but I understand that members of the public will be concerned by this incident. Additional patrols will be undertaken within the area to provide reassurance and I'd ask that anyone with any concerns speaks to these officers.
"Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers at Govan police station via 101, quoting reference number 0672 of August 9 2017.
"Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence and anonymously."