First picture of Glasgow stabbing victim as heartbroken pals lead tributes to 'legend'

A man who was stabbed to death in a daylight attack in Glasgow has been named locally as Brian Gough.

The 27-year-old was knifed by two men outside a bookmakers on Saracen Street, Possil, at around 5pm on Saturday.

He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he later died. Police launched a murder investigation to catch his attackers.

One eyewitness described the scene as a 'bloodbath'.

The resident told the Daily Record he saw the victim lying on the ground covered in blood.

He added: "It was shocking, the young guy was lying on the street. There was blood everywhere.

"It was shocking. The place was swarming with police."

A shopkeeper, who didn't want to be named, said he ran into the street when the commotion unfolded. He said: "There were a lot of people screaming and shouting. Then a number of police arrived and they taped the area off."

A police cordon remained in place on Monday. Officers could be seen stationed across from the scene where the fatal attack took place.

Heartbroken pals paid tribute to the young man who was described as "one the nicest guys you could meet".

Alana Donachie wrote: "Absolutely gutted.

"So thankful to have so many many memories young and old. I can’t believe this at all. Rest in peace, Brian."

Jenn Begley said: "Rip Brian. Such a cruel world, so young and his full life ahead of him. "Thinking of all the Gough family at this sad time."

Jamie Higgins said: "Brother fly high - legends never die, there’s only one Brian Gough."

Arren Molloy: "Rest in peace Brian. One of the nicest guys you could ever meet."

Jae Connor added: "You were one in a million."

Detectives have launched a witness appeal to identify the two suspects.

The first man is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a light blue top and black shorts. The second suspect is white, also in his 30s and wearing a white top with black shorts and back trainers.

Disturbing footage had earlier emerged on social media showing the aftermath of the stabbing. A shocking clip showed a blood-soaked man lying on the ground outside a bookmakers. An ambulance and stretcher could be seen laid out just yards away.

One eyewitness said: "It was a stabbing. It is absolutely devastating. Our children hang around these streets. I've lived here all my life and it doesn't feel safe now." Another added: "It's shocking and heartbreaking."

Officers are gathering and reviewing CCTV from the local area. A police presence will remain visible over the coming days.

Detective Inspector Lesley-Ann McGee said: “It was a warm, sunny day yesterday and there were lots of people out enjoying the weather in Saracen, I am asking them to get in touch with us with any information that could assist us in establishing the motive for this attack.

If you saw, heard or know anything please contact us. I’m also asking people with dash cam or doorbell recording equipment to check for any footage that could assist our investigation. A family is mourning the loss of a loved one and it’s imperative we are able to answer how their loved one died.”

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