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Ruchazie park murder victim named as Billy Faulds

Police vehicles in Gilbertfield Street - pic by Sandy Murray
Image caption Police have been carrying out a forensic examination of the area around Gilbertfield Street

A Glasgow man murdered by a group of people in a late night attack at an east end park has been named by police.

Billy Faulds, 31, from Millerston in the north of the city, was found seriously injured near Gilbertfield Street on Saturday night.

Strathclyde Police said the assault took place at about 22:50 at a bonfire night and it is believed Mr Faulds was the target of the attack.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

Det Ch Insp Jim Downie said: "I believe that this was not a random attack and that Billy Faulds was the intended target.

"He was with a group of friends at a bonfire event in the park near to Bigton Street, known locally as the 'high end' of Ruchazie near to Hogganfield Loch."

A group of people then came into the park and attacked him.

"There were a lot of people at the bonfire and I have no doubt that they would have seen the attack," Det Ch Insp Downie added.

He said the response from the public had been disappointing so far and appealed for information.

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