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Murder probe launched after man's body found in flat

Ryan Richardson, 28, was found dead in Shettleston, Glasgow, at around 6.30pm on Friday.

Ryan Richardson: Police treating death as murder.
Ryan Richardson: Police treating death as murder.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at his home in Glasgow.

The body of Ryan Richardson, 28, was discovered inside a flat on Kilmany Drive, Shettleston, at around 6.30pm on Friday.

Police visited the property after receiving reports that Mr Richardson had not been in contact with anyone for more than a week.

He was last seen by a family member near the Bellgrove Hotel, Gallowgate, on Wednesday, March 6.

Officers are treating Mr Richardson's death as murder.

Detective chief inspector Grant Macleod said: "Mr Richardson died after being the victim of a violent assault and it is absolutely vital that we get to the bottom of what happened and why.

'Mr Richardson died after being the victim of a violent assault and it is absolutely vital that we get to the bottom of what happened and why.'
Detective chief inspector Grant Macleod

"Our investigation will focus on establishing a time frame of Mr Richardson's movements prior to him being found and we would urge anyone with information to come forward.

"Perhaps you have seen Mr Richardson over the past few weeks, heard some sort of disturbance, or noticed someone acting suspiciously around his home.

"Even the slightest detail could be significant so please get in touch if you know anything at all.

"We are also keen to speak to any friends or acquaintances of Mr Richardson who have spoken to him recently, or have knowledge of any issues he may have been having.

"It is important that we know as much as possible about his life and activities, as this information could help us find the person responsible for his death."

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