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Murder inquiry into Allan Montgomerie death in Glasgow's Parnie Street

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A murder investigation has begun after a man's body was found at a flat in central Glasgow.

Allan Montgomerie, 56, was discovered dead at the Parnie Street flat on Tuesday morning.

Detectives believe he may have been assaulted outside the property near The Saltmarket over the weekend.

The death was being treated as murder following a post-mortem examination. Relatives have been told and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Det Chief Insp Allan Burton, of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said they were trying to establish Mr Montgomery's movements since the last confirmed sighting on Friday evening.

He said: "The information passed to officers so far suggests that he may have been the victim of an assault outside his flat in Parnie Street over the weekend.

"Officers are currently studying CCTV footage in the area of Parnie Street to gather more information that may assist this investigation and confirm if an assault has taken place.

"At this point in the inquiry, it is vital that we speak to any friends or neighbours who saw Mr Montgomery since Friday evening, and I would urge anyone who hasn't yet spoken to police to come forward.

"Parnie Street is a busy area within Glasgow city centre and I would also ask anyone who was staying at or visiting 22 Parnie St at the weekend to contact the police."

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