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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Glasgow police hunt killers as Irishman (57) is beaten to death

POLICE hunting two men behind the murder of an Irishman in Glasgow have appealed for his killers to give themselves up.

Detective Chief Inspector David Gailey, who is leading the investigation into the death of William McKeeney (57) from Malin Head in Co Donegal, says police are 'puzzled' by the sustained attack on the labourer.

The incident was witnessed by his partner Annemarie Newlands (48) from the apartment they shared close by.

She told police she saw two men jumping up and down on top of Mr McKeeney. He was unconscious by the time she reached him.

"This is a murder without a motive. I am not ruling anything out," said DCI Gailey. Asked if he had a message for the killers -- two Asian men in their 20s -- he said: "If they have any conscience, I would ask them to give themselves up."

William had phoned his wife to say he was calling into a chip shop on his way home from the pub but he was attacked 15 minutes later just yards from his home around 12.40am on Sunday.

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