Police looking for dog walkers who were near murder scene

Investigators believe that two women seen walking with their pets could help solve the Parkhead murder.

Police looking for dog walkers who were near murder scene Police Scotland

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Glasgow flat believe two dog walkers seen nearby may be able to help them solve the case.

Valerijs Litvins was found dead at around 11.15pm on Sunday, March 7, in a property on Burgher Street, Parkhead.

Two women were out walking their dogs near where the 45-year-old was killed between 10pm and 10.30pm on the night of his murder.

A number of other people were also in the busy residential area with officers urging those who were on Burgher Street or Dechmont Street in the half hour after 10pm to get in touch.

Burgher Street, Parkhead, Glasgow (Google Maps)Google Maps

Locals and people who were driving through the area have been asked to contact police if they heard a disturbance or saw anything suspicious.

Police have been reviewing hours of CCTV footage from the area around the Parkhead flat in the hope of establishing what happened to Mr Litvins.

Police Scotland has set up an online portal for members of the public to submit information, videos or images that could help officers with the investigation.

Detective chief inspector Gillian Grant, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “Extensive inquiries are continuing into this murder to establish the exact circumstances surrounding Valerijs’ death and trace those involved.

“Officers have been carrying out house to house enquiries and are continuing to view a large amount of CCTV from in and around the local area to gather more information.

“This is a busy residential area and as part of our investigation we are appealing to people who were walking on Burgher Street or Dechmont Street between 10pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, March 7.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time, including two women seen walking their dogs. I would urge these people to come forward as soon as possible as they may have witnessed something vital to our inquiry.

“I would also ask anyone either who lives locally in the area, or motorists who were in the Burgher Street area during the evening of Sunday, March 7, to contact the investigation team if they heard any disturbance, or seen anything suspicious.

“You may not think the information you hold is relevant, but please speak to officers are allow them to assess it. Your information could prove to be important and lead to officers tracing whoever is responsible for this violent crime.”

If you have any information, call the police’s incident room on 0141 305 4530 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, information can be sent via the online portal.

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