Murder hunt as man dies after being attacked in car

Anthony Ferns, 33, died after collapsing outside his home in Glasgow on Thursday.

Murdered: Anthony Ferns was attacked in Glasgow. <strong>Police Scotland</strong>
Murdered: Anthony Ferns was attacked in Glasgow. Police Scotland

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was attacked in his car and then died after collapsing outside his home in Glasgow.

Anthony Ferns, 33, was sitting in a blue Audi A3 in Crebar Street at its junction with Roukenburn Street in Thornliebank when he was approached and assaulted by a man at around 10pm on Thursday.

Mr Ferns managed to drive a short distance to his home in Roukenburn Street, but collapsed after getting out the car.

Emergency services attended after the alarm was raised, however the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police earlier said Mr Ferns died after a fight in Roukenburn Street, however new information has since emerged and they are treating the death as murder.

Investigation: Anthony Ferns collapsed outside his home on Roukenburn Street. STV

The suspect, who is believed to be aged between 20 and 30, was last seen running away from Crebar Street.

Mr Ferns’ relatives have been informed and a full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Macleod said: “Extensive police inquiries are ongoing in the area of Crebar Street and Roukenburn Street at this time.

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“Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and gathering CCTV footage from the local area to provide more information that will help us trace the man responsible for this vicious attack.

Glasgow: The suspect was last seen running away from Crebar Street. STV

“The team of officers are also working to establish a motive for this crime. They are currently piecing together the victim’s last-known movements to find out as much information as possible on the circumstances surrounding this death.

“Understandably Mr Ferns’ family are extremely upset and have been left devastated by this murder.

“We have specially trained officers providing support to the family and they are keeping them updated on this investigation.”

Extra patrols have been put in place following the murder and police have vowed to catch the killer.

DCI Macleod added: “I completely understand that the local community will be concerned by this incident. I would like to stress that everything is being done to catch the person responsible as quickly as possible.

“Extra police patrols are in the area and members of the public are encouraged to speak to a police officer if they have any concerns.

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“Finally, I would also urge anyone with information on this murder to contact us as soon as possible.”


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