Murder inquiry into death of Inishowen man

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Police in Scotland have opened a murder inquiry into the death of an Inishowen man who was brutally beaten after a night out.

William McKeeney, originally from Malin Head, died after a “completely unprovoked and violent attack” by two men on his way home from a night out in the south of Glasgow.

He was attacked on Melville Street in Pollokshields just a few yards from his home as he walked from a local fish and chip shop in the early hours of yesterday.

He was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary but died a short time later. His attackers were described as being of Asian appearance.

Police said they were treating the death as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector David Gailey said: “Mr McKeeney had been out locally socialising in the Pollokshaws Road and Nithsdale Road areas and was making his way home when the attack took place.

“He was found a short distance from his home.”

He added: “At the moment it would appear that it was a completely unprovoked and violent attack. I do not know at this time if he met the two men responsible on his way home or close to his house.

“The natural route home for William, who was well known in the area, would have been via Darnley Street, so I would appeal to anyone who saw him during the night to contact us”.

“Melville Street and the surrounding area of Pollokshields are residential, so there is the possibility that someone heard or saw something that will help us catch those responsible for this vicious murder.”