Glasgow & West Scotland

Man's death in Glasgow being treated as murder

Billyjoe Bates Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Billyjoe Bates died in hospital on Thursday

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man's death in Glasgow.

Billyjoe Bates, 28, who is from the city, was discovered with serious injuries in Ashgill Road, Milton, at about 14:30 on Sunday.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died in the early hours of Thursday.

Following a post-mortem examination, police said the death was being treated as murder. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Image copyright Google
Image caption Mr Bates was found with serious injuries in Ashgill Road, Milton

Det Insp Scott McCallum, from Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "A man has lost his life after being found seriously injured in the street and it is absolutely vital that anyone with information about what happened to him, or who is responsible, comes forward.

"At this time it is unclear whether he was assaulted in the street or elsewhere and I would appeal to anyone who can help us establish the circumstances to come forward.

"I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Ashgill Road around 2.30pm on Sunday, or the hours leading up to the victim being found."

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites