Scotland

Murder probe after violent attack

john mcGinnity
Image caption John McGinnity suffered a violent attack

A murder inquiry has been launched after the body of a 61-year-old man was found in his house in Glasgow.

John McGinnity was found dead in his home at Shawholm Crescent, Pollokshaws, at 1530 GMT on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination was carried out and police are now treating the death as murder.

Det Ch Insp Robbie Allan said Mr McGinnity suffered a violent attack and someone in the local community must know something about the incident.

He said: "I would appeal to them, or anyone who may have any information at all, to get in touch with us.

Officers said they were conducting door-to-door inquiries and were in the process of gathering information on Mr McGinnity's movements over the past week or so.