Belfast Telegraph

Two in court over labourer murder

Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering an Irish man yards from his home.

Asif Rehman, 20, and Adil Ishaq, 19, who are both from Glasgow, were remanded in custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court over the murder of William McKeeney.

The 57-year-old, who was originally from Donegal, was attacked in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.

Strathclyde Police said at the time that he had been subjected to a "sustained and violent" assault.

He was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where he died from his injuries.

The labourer, who had been living in Glasgow for the past five years, was "extremely popular" and "well known" in the local community.

The two accused made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.


From Belfast Telegraph