Two held over Malin Head man’s murder

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Two men have been detained for questioning over the death of a Malin Head man in Scotland.

William McKeeney (57), pictured left, was beaten to death as his partner looked on in horror from their home just yards away last weekend, police said.

He was attacked in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.

Strathclyde Police said he was subjected to a “sustained and violent” assault.

He was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where he died from his injuries.

Earlier this week police said Mr McKeeney’s partner has been left “completely traumatised” after she witnessed the attack from a window of their ground floor flat.

Officers have detained two men for questioning in connection with the death. No further details were released.

Mr McKeeney, who was a well known lorry driver from Malin Head, was “extremely popular” and “well known” in the local community.

He had previously been working as a labourer and had been living in Glasgow for the past five years.

A team of 60 Strathclyde police officers have been involved in the murder investigation. Detective Chief Inspector David Gailey, who is heading up the probe, said Mr McKeeney “suffered massive injuries”. DCI Gailey explained: “His 48 year-old partner heard a disturbance outside and when she went to look to see what was happening, she saw two men jumping up and down on the street before making off towards Darnley Street. She then went outside only to find that it was William who had been attacked.”