POLICE have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 40-year-old man in Glasgow earlier this week in what cops have called a 'violent and targeted attack'. 

Thomas Milne was found dead by emergency services within a block of flats in Saracen Street. 

Police were called at around 5pm on Thursday night after reports that a man had been injured. 

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However, when emergency services attended, the man died at the scene. 

A post mortem examination has been carried out and officers have now launched a murder inquiry.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed that Thomas was attacked within the close outside his home.

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At this stage, there is no information on the suspect, however, officers are checking CCTV footage from in and around the area for any additional information which could assist the investigation.

Door-to-door enquiries also continue to be carried out, with Thomas' family informed and a report to be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal. 

Detective Inspector Ally Semple, Major Investigations Team, said: “Thomas has been the victim of a violent and targeted attack and it’s imperative we trace whoever is responsible for his murder.

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“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing with specialist officers and forensics teams conducting examinations at the scene.

"I am appealing to local residents to contact us with any information they may have, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please do pass it on.

"A man has lost his life and his family and friends have been left in a state of shock at what has happened.”

“I also urge anyone who was driving on Saracen Street around 5pm and has dash cam footage to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives via 101, quoting incident number 2939 of August 15, 2019.

Alternatively, the public can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.