DETECTIVES have launched a murder inquiry in to the death of Darren Sinclair in Drumchapel.

Police were called to a footpath near Kinfauns Drive around 7.45am after a member of the public discovered Darren, 27, who has now been named formally by officers.

Detectives said they are treating the death as murder following a post mortem examination.

Extensive enquiries are underway, with detectives examining CCTV footage and speaking to local residents, as well as Mr Sinclair’s family and friends.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell from Police Scotland’s major investigation teams (west) said: “The family of Darren Sinclair have been left absolutely devastated by his death and it is vital that anyone with information which could help us provide them with answers comes forward.

“At this stage we are looking to speak to anyone who has knowledge of Mr Sinclair’s movements. He was last seen near to the Drumchapel Shopping Centre around 11.30pm on Monday evening and he was discovered shortly before 8am on Tuesday. Where was he during this time?

“I am also appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Kinfauns Drive on Monday evening into Tuesday morning, and who may have seen or heard anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.

“No matter how insignificant you think your information may be, let us be the judge of that, as even the slightest detail could help us form a picture of the circumstances surrounding Mr Sinclair’s death.

"I am convinced that the answer to this dreadful crime lies within the heart of the Drumchapel community. It is imperative that members of the public come forward and provide us with the information we need to find answers for Mr Sinclair's family.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland’s major investigation teams (west) via 101, quoting incident number 0602 of Tuesday, November 6, 2018, or the incident room directly on 0141 305 4550.

"Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”