Glasgow & West Scotland

Brian Faulds, 29, murdered and his body set on fire

Brian Faulds
Image caption Brian Faulds' body was discovered on a walkway near Dalmarnock Bridge

A man whose body was found near the River Clyde in Glasgow had been violently attacked and his body set on fire, police have revealed.

The body of 29-year-old Brian Faulds was discovered on the walkway to the river, near Dalmarnock Bridge at Dalmarnock Road, at 07:55 on Wednesday.

Strathclyde Police said they were investigating the possibility he was killed elsewhere and his body moved.

They have launched a murder inquiry and appealed for information.

Det Supt John McGovern, who is leading the inquiry, said: "It would appear that Brian was the victim of a sustained and violent attack; his body was also set on fire.

"At this time we are also investigating the possibility that Brian was murdered elsewhere and his body removed to the walkway where he was subsequently found.

"Brian was known to frequent the areas of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard from Brian in the hours leading up to his death to contact the incident room.

"Anyone with information that can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact officers at the incident room in London Road Police Office."

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