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Police launch murder investigation after man’s body found at flat in Knightswood

By Ian Marland at

Detectives are sifting through CCTV film after launching a murder inquiry following the discovery of a man’s body at a flat.

Brian Martin, 34, was found dead inside his flat in Knightswood on Monday November 7 after concerns were raised for his wellbeing by his family.

Following a post mortem, detectives confirmed on Wednesday [November 9] that they were treating the death as murder.

Victim: Brian Martin, 34, was found after concerns were raised by his family.

Mr Martin’s body was found at a flat in Lincoln Avenue.

Detective Inspector Alan McAlpine, senior investigating officer, said: “Extensive enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of this incident, which has led to the death of Brian Martin.

“My team of detectives have been carrying out door to door enquiries, 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.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure the local community that a team of dedicated officers are working around the clock in order to identify who is responsible for this murder.

“There will be additional patrols around the area, and I would ask any local residents who may have concerns to speak to the officers nearby for assistance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room at Govan Police Office via 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.