A MURDER victim found dead on wasteland in Drumchapel was previously the victim of another alleged attempt on his life, it has emerged.

Darren Sinclair was discovered on Tuesday at around 7.45am in a footpath at Kinfauns Drive.

A murder investigation has since been launched with detectives trying to piece together the 27-year-old’s final movements before his death.

Investigations so far have revealed the victim was last seen near to Drumchapel Shopping Centre around 11.30pm on Monday.

Officers will be examining CCTV footage and speaking to local residents, as well as Darren’s family and friends, in the search for answers.

Our sister paper, the Evening Times, however, has reported that two men allegedly carried out a murder bid on Darren earlier this year.

The pair appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last month. It’s claimed they drove a car at him and attacked him with a machete.

Both men deny the charges against them.

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal have been notified of Darren's death.

A spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 27-year-old man in Drumchapel on November 6, 2018.

“The investigation into the death by Police Scotland is ongoing and the family will be updated in relation to any significant developments.”

Speaking in relation to Sinclair's murder, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell from Police Scotland’s major investigation team, 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.”