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Police launch murder inquiry over man's death

John Brennan
Image caption Police said John Brennan was subjected to a violent attack

Police say they are treating the death of a man in Glasgow's east end as murder, following a post mortem examination.

John Brennan was found dead in his flat in Cockenzie Street, Shettleston, at about 1210 BST on Thursday, after a neighbour raised concerns.

Strathclyde Police said the 35-year-old had been the victim of a violent attack, though they were unclear when.

His body was found after a neighbour raised concerns.

'Lived alone'

Det Insp Graham Cordner said: "We do not know exactly when Mr Brennan died but suffice to say, it was as a result of a violent attack.

"There were signs of a disturbance in the house so it is possible that people heard something that may pinpoint when this attack took place.

"Mr Brennan, who lived alone, had stayed in Shettleston all his life. He was well known in the area."

Mr Brennan was a regular at the Palaceum Bar in Shettleston's Edrom Street.

Anyone with information has been asked to speak to officers at the incident caravan that has been set up in Cockenzie Street.

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