Man found dead in canal may have been injured in underpass incident

7 August 2019, 10:57 | Updated: 7 August 2019, 11:00

Misper John Connolly

Police believe a man whose body was recovered from a canal in Glasgow was injured in an incident at an underpass before his death.

John Connelly was recovered from the water at Speirs Wharf on Monday July 22.

Inquiries carried out by officers have revealed the 28-year-old, from Glasgow, may have been involved in an incident resulting in him being injured.

Detective Inspector John Morrison said: "It's important we establish exactly what happened to John before his death.

"He was socialising in the city centre between the hours of 8pm and 10pm.

"We know that he was in the underpass at Garscube Road and we believe this is where the incident occurred resulting in him being injured.

"I am appealing to anyone who saw John that night to contact us.

"You may not realise that what you saw or know is significant but let us be the judge of that.

"Your information could be vital in helping us piece together exactly what happened to John."

Mr Connelly was seen walking in Buchanan Street at around 10pm on July 15, walking past the bus station and Buchanan Galleries.

He was also seen walking on Sauchiehall Street and West Nile Street.

At around 10.10pm, he stopped outside a property in Renfrew Street before walking off, and was then seen again in Dundasvale Court.

Officers have established Mr Connelly was in the underpass at Garscube Road leading to Speirs Wharf in the Cowcaddens area at around 10.20pm, where he was seen on CCTV.

It is believed he has potentially been involved in an incident at this location, sustaining injuries to his head and body.

At that time, he was wearing a black Adidas hooded top with white stripes down the sleeves, black jogging trousers and royal blue Nike trainers.