Murder victim ‘brutally attacked’ in his own home

Tomasz Lipiec, 33, who used a wheelchair to get around, was found dead within his Glasgow flat on Monday night.

Murder victim ‘brutally attacked’ in his own home
Murder: Police want to trace Tomasz Lipiec's final movements.

By Jenness Mitchell & Kirsti Clark

Detectives investigating the murder of a vulnerable man said he was subjected to a “brutal attack” in his own home.

Tomasz Lipiec, 33, who used a wheelchair to get around due to an amputated leg, was found dead within his Glasgow flat on Monday night.

Police discovered his body within Dobbies Loan Place, Townhead, after concerned friends raised the alarm that they had been unable to reach him since Friday, September 4.

Detective inspector Peter Crombie told STV News: “Tomasz was subject to a brutal attack within his home address.

“Tomasz is obviously a vulnerable male and it’s imperative we find the people – or person – responsible for this.”

Mr Lipiec lived alone and had only moved into the flat a few months ago.

Investigating officers are now trying to piece together Mr Lipiec’s final movements.

He was last seen in Glasgow city centre on the Friday night and was using his wheelchair at the time.

Police are urging anyone who saw him since Friday to come forward. They are also appealing to anyone who has dashcam footage to get in touch.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are checking CCTV.

One line of inquiry is that Mr Lipiec knew his murderer.

DI Crombie added: “We’re keeping an open mind in relation to the circumstances surrounding Tomasz’s death.

“CCTV will play a crucial role in this investigation, and we have got specialist officers at the moment who are conducting investigations roundabout CCTV and house-to-house enquiries.”

A Townhead shopkeeper told STV News the community was in “shock”.

Ralph Soloman, of Alfy’s paper shop, said Mr Lipiec “kept himself to himself”.

Mr Soloman said the close-knit community felt “sadness” over Mr Lipiec’s death, stating: “Just sadness, and the feeling of what he must have went through before his last moments.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.