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Murder inquiry over decomposed body in Glasgow flat

Kenmure Street, Pollockshields Image copyright Google
Image caption The body was discovered in a property in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, on Thursday

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of a decomposed body at a Glasgow flat.

Officers found the man's body inside a property in Kenmure Street in Pollokshields on Thursday morning.

They are now treating the death as murder following a post-mortem examination. Police said the victim had "met a violent death".

They have yet to establish the man's identity but have named the person who lived at the flat as Gordon Bolam.

'Violent death'

Officers have been conducting door-to-door inquiries and collecting CCTV footage from the area.

Det Insp Mark Henderson, from Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "The man whose identity has yet to be fully established due to the level of decomposition, met a violent death.

"We believe that his body had been within the house for a couple of weeks.

"Whilst we are yet to establish the identity of the man, one line of inquiry is that body of the man could be that of the householder, Gordon Bolam, however this cannot yet be confirmed.

"Relatives have been informed of this possible line of inquiry."

Information appeal

He added: "To establish the circumstances, we are anxious to hear of any information or whereabouts of the householder Gordon Bolam.

"He was not reported missing to police but I am sure someone must have noticed him not being in the area.

"What we need to know, other than who did this and why, is Mr Bolam's movements recently and ascertain where he has been in the last few weeks.

"Did you see him going to the local shops or a pub nearby?

"If you have seen or had any contact with Mr Bolam in the last three weeks or so, then please give police a call."

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