Murder Hunt After Glasgow Xmas Attack

26 December 2016, 12:08

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Police Scotland has launched a murder inquiry after the death of a 43 year old man following a disturbance in Glasgow on Christmas Day.

Officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the back courts of Ashgill Road, Saracen at 4am on December 25th.

A 43 year old man was found with serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
He died a short time later.

A 50 year old man was also injured in the incident and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Detectives are appealing for information from the local community in an effort to identify who is responsible, and have been carrying out a number of enquiries in the local area which includes accessing public and private CCTV and speaking to local residents.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Livingstone, senior investigating officer, said: "This was a violent attack on two men in the early hours of Christmas Day, which has sadly culminated in the death of a 43 year old man. I would like to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Ashgill Road at the time of the incident to come forward. This area is highly residential, and I am confident that there will be people who may have heard the disturbance or who may have witnessed it that we haven't yet spoken to.

"I would urge these people to speak to police. A man has lost his life following a sustained attack on Christmas Day, and his family and friends have been left shattered.

"Understandably, local residents in the area will be shocked and concerned however I would like to take this opportunity to reassure them that we are working hard to identify who is responsible. We have additional police officers in the area to provide reassurance and I would ask anyone with concerns to speak to an officer. Anyone with information can speak to officers at the Major Investigations teams via 101, or alternatively, they can call CRIMESTOPPERS in confidence by calling 0800 555 111."