Police investigate stabbing death of man, 21, in Glasgow

The incident took place on Balbeggie Street, Sandyhills. Picture: Google

The incident took place on Balbeggie Street, Sandyhills. Picture: Google

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Police have launched a murder inquiry into the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man in Glasgow’s east end.

Jamie Johnstone was found seriously injured outside a flat in Balbeggie Street, Sandyhills, at around 6pm on Saturday.

He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he subsequently died. A post-mortem examination will be carried out, but officers have said they are treating the death as murder.

Officers, who said relatives have been informed, have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and gathering CCTV footage from the area. They said several people were understood to be in the area at the time, entering and exiting the high-rise flats. Detectives appealed to these people to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.

Detective Inspector Mark Bell, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “We are in the process of piecing together what has happened to this young man.

“Given his injuries, we know he has been attacked but at this stage, we don’t know why. I am appealing to people who live in the area, particularly the high rise flats, to contact us with any information they may have.

“It’s possible someone heard or saw a disturbance and the information could prove vital in assisting our inquiries in tracing whoever is responsible for this young man’s death.”

Family and friends expressed their shock and posted tributes online to the former Saint Andrew’s Secondary School pupil after the news broke.

Michelle Drew wrote: “Well I got bad news last night, a boy who was part of my family for four years sadly passed away so Jamie as u told me more than once your with your mum sorry u been talking like the way u did u be sadly missed Jamie Johnstone RIP.”

Chebby Duncan O’Neill wrote on Facebook: “Still can’t get my head round it tonight my big cousin/brother was sadly taken fly high Angel you are in a better place until we meet again.

“I will miss you so much big kuz at least your finally with your mum and gran, rest easy Jamie.”

Friend Darren Hardie wrote: “ RIP Jamie Johnstone you will be sadly missed bro one of the boys.”

Natasha Mathison wrote: “Can’t believe what I’ve just read. absolutely gutted.”

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