Glasgow & West Scotland

Driver 'not traced' in Glasgow street murder probe

Albert Anthony Smith McDonald and crime scene
Image caption Albert McDonald was found with serious head injuries on Cumbernauld Road

Police have said a car they traced that was believed to have been near a murder scene in Glasgow was not the car they had been looking for.

They issued an appeal for a small burgundy car after Albert McDonald, 58, was found fatally injured on a street in Riddrie at 21:25 on Monday.

Police said on Wednesday they had traced the driver. They have now said it was not the one they were seeking.

They have re-appealed for help in tracing the car.

Mr McDonald died on his way to hospital after being found with head injuries on Cumbernauld Road, Riddrie.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Laura McLuckie said: "The response from the public following our appeal has been good, and we had thought we'd traced the correct vehicle.

"However, this is not the case so I'd like to reinforce my appeal to trace a small burgundy car seen nearby in Cumbernauld Road around 21:25 on Monday 15 June 2015.

"We know that Albert had been drinking in The Snug pub on Duke Street.

"We are trying to piece together how he ended up on Cumbernauld Road so we really need people who were nearby and who may have seen Albert in the area to come forward."

Det Ch Insp McLuckie said any information "may be critical".

She added: "A dedicated team of officers are working around the clock on this inquiry, and we really need the help of the public in tracing who is responsible for Albert's death."

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