Glasgow & West Scotland

Police say dead Knightswood man was murdered

Brian Martin
Image caption Mr Martin may have been dead in his flat for several days

Police have said the death of a man found in the Knightswood area of Glasgow was murder.

The body of Brian Martin, 34, was discovered in his flat in Lincoln Avenue on 7 November.

His family had raised the alarm after becoming concerned for him. It is thought he may have been dead for several days.

Officers investigating the murder want to hear from anyone who was aware of a disturbance at the flat.

The murder inquiry was launched following a post mortem examination.

Det Insp Alan McAlpine said: "My team of detectives have been carrying out door to door inquiries, and are accessing all available CCTV from the immediate vicinity to try to piece together his last known movements.

"It is understood at this time he had lain in the flat for a few days before being discovered.

"I would like to reiterate my appeal for information to the local community of Knightswood for their assistance.

"The area of Lincoln Avenue is very residential with a lot of properties, therefore I would ask anyone who lives nearby and who may have witnessed or heard something unusual or witnessed any kind of disturbance to get in touch with police."

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