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Firearm 'may be linked' to Stephen Pollock murder

Stephen Pollock
Image caption Stephen Pollock's body was found in Weaver Terrace

Police investigating the murder of a man who was shot dead in Paisley say a firearm found in the area 'may be linked' to the case.

The body of 21-year-old Stephen Pollock was found at a house in the town's Weaver Terrace on 21 December following a disturbance there.

Officers plan to interview pedestrians and motorists in Cathcart Crescent later in a bid generate information.

The firearm was recovered in the Paisley area on Tuesday night.

Det Sup Alan Buchanan, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We are now one week on into this inquiry and tonight's operation is about speaking to pedestrians and motorists who perhaps use this main road through the Hunterhill area on a regular basis around this particular time.

"Hopefully, we can jog their memories into remembering something they may have seen or heard which could assist our enquiries.

'Terrible crime'

He added: "A team of officers is currently working around-the-clock on this inquiry in an attempt to identify the person responsible for this terrible crime.

Det Sup Buchanan said the firearm recovered "may be linked to the investigation near to Weaver Terrace".

He said: "We are still working to gather as much information on Stephen in order to try and find out the motive for this murder.

"Stephen had a lot of friends and was regularly seen walking his golden retriever dog in the Hunterhill area.

"Extra uniform officers will maintain a presence in the area to provide public reassurance, and I would urge anyone with concerns to speak to officers."

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