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18 March 2019, 13:23 | Updated: 18 March 2019, 13:25
A murder investigation has been started in the East End of Glasgow after a man was found dead at his home.
Police found 28-year-old Ryan Richardson at his flat on Kilmany Drive around 6.30pm on Friday, 15th of March. His family had called in officers worried that he hadn't been in touch for more than a week.
The last known sighting of Mr Richardson was by a family member near the Bellgrove Hotel, Gallowgate, on Wednesday 6 March 2019.
Detective Chief Inspector Grant Macleod from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team (WEST) said:
"Mr Richardson died after being the victim of a violent assault and it is absolutely vital that we get to the bottom of what happened and why.
"Our investigation will focus on establishing a time frame of Mr Richardson's movements prior to him being found and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.
"Perhaps you have seen Mr Richardson over the past few weeks, heard some sort of disturbance, or noticed someone acting suspiciously around his home. Even the slightest detail could be significant so please get in touch if you know anything at all.
"We are also keen to speak to any friends or acquaintances of Mr Richardson who have spoken to him recently, or have knowledge of any issues he may have been having. It is important that we know as much as possible about his life and activities, as this information could help us find the person responsible for his death.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team (WEST) via 101, quoting incident number 2061 of Friday 15 March 2019. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."