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Police identify victim of Possilpark murder

Steven Russell
Image caption Steven Russell had been found seriously injured after police were called to Possilpark

Police have confirmed the identity of a man killed in Bardowie Street in the Possilpark area of Glasgow on Friday afternoon.

He was Steven Russell, 20, who was from nearby Closeburn Street. Detectives said they were treating Mr Russell's killing as murder.

Police had been called to reports of a disturbance at a property in Bardowie Street at about 15:45 on Friday.

Mr Russell was found with serious injuries and died later in hospital.

Det Insp Martin Fergus said: "Following a post mortem examination, we are treating the death of Steven Russell as murder and have launched a murder inquiry.

"The investigation is continuing today into the circumstances surrounding his death and I would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact the Incident Room at Govan Police Station on 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111."

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