Glasgow & West Scotland

Murder probe over Blantyre teenager's stabbing death

Reamonn Gormley
Image caption Reamonn Gormley died in hospital after being stabbed

A murder inquiry has been launched into the death of a teenager who was stabbed in South Lanarkshire.

Reamonn Gormley, 19, was subjected to an unprovoked attack in Glasgow Road, Blantyre, at about 2255 GMT on Tuesday while walking home alone.

He died a short time later at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

Police want to trace two white men, aged between 20 and 25, in connection with Mr Gormley's death. They have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

The first suspect was described as being of stocky build and was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top with the hood up and a scarf covering his face.

Forensic examination

The second suspect was described as having a heavy build and was wearing a grey-coloured hooded top with the hood up and white trainers.

Police have been checking CCTV images from the area, conducting door-to-door inquiries and a forensic examination of the scene.

Det Ch Insp Robbie Allan, of Strathclyde Police, said: "On Tuesday evening, we know that Reamonn was watching football with a friend.

"Shortly, before 11pm he was walking home alone along Glasgow Road, when he was involved in a completely unprovoked attack.

"Glasgow Road is the main thoroughfare for pedestrians and vehicles. I would therefore appeal to anyone who was in Glasgow Road around 11pm last night and saw a disturbance take place or indeed recognises the descriptions of the suspects to please let me know."

Increased police patrols have been set up in the area to reassure the local community.

Det Ch Insp Allan added: "I would urge local residents in the area of Glasgow Road to think back to last night - did you see anyone hanging around the area or anything suspicious at all? No matter how insignificant you think the information is, please contact us and let us decide."

An incident room has been set up at Larkhall police office.

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