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Murder police visit scene of stabbing one week on

Anthony Ferns was targeted in his car in Thornliebank, Glasgow, on April 18.

Police are investigating the murder of Anthony Ferns (David Cheskin/PA)
Police are investigating the murder of Anthony Ferns (David Cheskin/PA)

Police investigating the murder of a man stabbed in his car in Glasgow have interviewed people at the scene one week on from his death to try to jog their memories.

Anthony Ferns, 33, was sitting in his blue Audi A3 in Crebar Street, Thornliebank, at around 10pm on Thursday April 18 when he was targeted.

He managed to drive the vehicle a short distance from Crebar Street to his home and got out of the car.

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Anthony Ferns died after he was attacked in his car (Police Scotland/PA)

Emergency services were called and the victim was found lying injured in Roukenburn Street, where he was pronounced dead.

Police carried out a stop and interview operation in Crebar Street between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Thursday April 25 in the hope of gathering clues.

Officers spoke to more than 40 people and also stopped a number of vehicles, including two buses.

Detectives are continuing to appeal to the occupants of a car that drove along Crebar Street and passed the Audi A3 at the time of the incident to contact them.

People may have seen something that appeared insignificant at the time but now they know that a murder has taken place, it may strike some meaning Detective Chief Inspector Grant MacLeod

Detective Chief Inspector Grant MacLeod said: “Our aim last night was to speak to as many people as possible in an effort to jog their memories.

“People may have seen something that appeared insignificant at the time but now they know that a murder has taken place, it may strike some meaning.

“As part of our ongoing inquiries we gather as much information as possible, no matter how small, as once it is pieced together it could provide a clearer picture of what has happened.”

He added: “I would like to thank everyone last night for their cooperation and let them know we have gained some important information which officers are in the process of following up.

“I am also appealing to the occupants of the car which passed the Audi, I am sure they have crucial information which will greatly assist us in our inquiries, so please do contact us.”

Police said there is nothing to suggest the car that passed the Audi has any connection to the crime.

The man suspected of carrying out the attack is white, between 20 and 30 years of age and around 5ft 8in to 6ft.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark tracksuit and possibly a light baseball cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to call officers from the major investigations team in Glasgow via 101, quoting incident number 4732 of April 18, 2019, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.

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