Murder investigation after teenager mowed down by van

Liam Hendry, 18, died following the attack which also left a 30-year-old man fighting for life.

Murder probe: Liam Hendry was killed in Glasgow. <strong>Police Scotland/Google 2019</strong>
Murder probe: Liam Hendry was killed in Glasgow. Police Scotland/Google 2019

By Graeme Murray

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was mowed down by a van driver.

Liam Hendry, 18, died after being struck by the vehicle, which was driven at a group of people, on Barrowfield Street at 6.45am on Sunday.

A second man, aged 30, has been left fighting for life after the incident. He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he remains in a critical condition.

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Officers believe the attack took place after the teenager left a flat with friends to investigate a fight between two groups on the street outside.

Detective inspector Greig Wilkie, Shettleston said: “From our enquiries so far, we understand that Liam and some of his friends, who were in a flat in Barrowfield Street, came into the street on hearing a disturbance between two groups of people already outside.

“A van has then deliberately driven at the group of people from the flat fatally injuring Mr Hendry.

“A disturbance then broke out and this is when the second man was injured.

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“Officers are still piecing together the events and are speaking to witnesses and checking CCTV in the area.

“The van involved was recovered at the time of the attack. From initial enquiries the van was driven deliberately at the group. Mr Hendry happened to be part of the group on the street at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Shettleston CID via 101 quoting reference number 1240.


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