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Murder investigation launched after ‘violent’ death in Glasgow

Owen Hassan died in hospital shortly after he was found seriously injured in Greenview Street, Shawlands, on Wednesday.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man died in “an extremely violent assault” in Glasgow.

Owen Hassan, 30, died in hospital shortly after he was found seriously injured in Greenview Street, Shawlands, at about 10.30pm on Wednesday.

Detectives said Mr Hassan suffered a violent attack and are trying to establish a motive.

Officers have appealed for anyone who was in the area at around 10.20pm on Wednesday to contact them.

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Police are trying to establish a motive for Owen Hassan’s murder (Police Scotland/PA)

Mr Hassan died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow shortly after his admission.

Detective Inspector Graham MacKellar said: “This was an extremely violent assault and at this time we are trying to establish the exact circumstances and motive for such an attack.

“Officers are currently viewing CCTV and speaking to local people in the area in an attempt to gather more information.

“I appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Greenview Street around 10.20pm last night (Wednesday 7 November) and either witnessed Mr Hassan being assaulted, or perhaps saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to come forward.

“Anyone with information which may assist the investigation to contact police immediately via telephone number 101, quoting incident number 4167 of 7 November 2018.”

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