Glasgow police launch murder probe into death of man stabbed in Possil

Brian Gough
Brian Gough -Credit:Police Scotland

Police have launched a hunt for two men following the murder of man in Glasgow.

Brian Gough died after he was attacked and stabbed in Saracen Street, Possil at around 5pm on Saturday (May 18). Emergency services rushed to the scene and he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he later died.

Police Scotland has now confirmed the victim was 27-year-old Brian from Springburn. Floral tributes were left at the scene of the attack as heartbroken pals paid tribute to him as "one the nicest guys you could meet".

Officers have set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information, with the portal accessed here.

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Detective Chief Inspector Graham McCreadie: “Our thoughts are with Brian’s family and friends at this very difficult time, and we will continue to support them as our enquiries continue.

“Following a post mortem examination, Brian’s death is being treated as murder and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“We are still keen to trace two men. The first man is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a light blue top and black shorts. The second man is white, also in his 30s and wearing a white top with black shorts and back trainers.

“I would again ask anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything they believe may assist our enquiries to get in touch. If you have dash cam footage, private CCTV or doorbell footage, please let us now. You may have captured something that can assist us.

“As our extensive enquiries continue, I want to reassure people there will be an increased police presence in the local area and anyone with any concerns can speak to these officers.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2986 of 18 May 2024. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.