Police Return To Riddrie Murder Scene

22 June 2015, 22:30

Albert McDonald

Police investigating the murder of a man who died after he was found lying injured in the street have been revisiting the area where he was last seen alive.

Albert McDonald, 58, was found on the pavement with head injuries in Cumbernauld Road, Riddrie, Glasgow, at around 9.25pm on Monday June 15.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but died on the way to hospital.

Detectives want to trace six significant witnesses and the occupants and driver of a small burgundy car seen in the area around the time Mr McDonald was found.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Laura McLuckie said: "We're revisiting the area in an effort to jog the minds of people in the area.

"The response from the public following our appeals has been encouraging. However, as we work through our inquiry we understand that there are six potential witnesses we'd like to trace as a matter of urgency.''

Detectives want to speak to four people who they understand were on the number 38C First Bus travelling from Chryston into Glasgow city centre who might have seen Mr McDonald lying on the pavement.

"Upon looking at CCTV from on board the bus, they are seen to look over to where he was lying,'' DCI McLuckie said.

"This is before emergency services were in attendance, around 9.20pm. I'd like to speak to these people.''

Mr McDonald is also understood to have spoken to a man and a woman between 9.15pm and 9.20pm just outside nearby Alexandra Park.

The woman is described as white, aged between 24 and 28, 5ft 4in, with a skinny build. She was wearing a light, beige baseball cap and grey jogging bottoms, with red/blonde hair in a ponytail.

The man is described as white, aged in his 20s, of medium build, and around 5ft 9in. He was casually dressed with a baseball cap.

"Mr McDonald had significant injuries, and we're trying to establish just how he sustained them by piecing together his last known movements,'' DCI McLuckie said.

"Understandably his family and friends are completely devastated, and specialist officers are providing them with support at this tragic time.

"I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Cumbernauld Road around 9.30pm or earlier, and who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward to police - and if you know of any of these potential witnesses please contact our inquiry team.''

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