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Murder inquiry into 'brutal' attack at Glasgow flats

Image caption Mr Whitelaw's body was found in his Glenfinnan Road home shortly after midnight on Wednesday

A man has died after suffering a "brutal and sustained attack" in his Glasgow home, police have said.

The body of Alan Whitelaw was found in his tenth floor flat in Glenfinnan Road, in the Maryhill area of the city, shortly after midnight.

Police said there had been a disturbance outside Mr Whitelaw's flat earlier on Tuesday evening.

Image caption There were reports of a disturbance outside Mr Whitelaw's flat

They have launched a murder inquiry, and appealed for anyone with any information to contact them.

Det Insp Fil Capaldi, of Police Scotland Major Investigation Teams, said: "Mr Whitelaw suffered a brutal and sustained violent attack.

"I have no doubt that someone in the block of flats would have heard the disturbance take place and more than likely saw someone leave either the floor or the flats in a hurry, possibly dishevelled or with blood on them.

"From our investigations so far, we know that there was a disturbance outside Mr Whitelaw's flat between 18:00 and 19:00. Whether this had progressed into his flat or whether a further attack took place later in the evening, has still to be established."

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