POLICE have revealed that John Connelly who was recovered from the water at Speirs Wharf may have been involved in an incident resulting in him being injured.

The body of the 28-year-old was found on Monday, July 22, following a desperate appeal from family, friends, and the public to help find him.

John was known in the Clydebank area and is believed to have worked in a shop in Hardgate. A fellow employee described him as "such a kind person who would do anything for anyone".

More than 320 people shared a post on local community group "Call Yersel a BANKIE!" to help find John when he was missing.

But enquiries carried out by officers have now revealed that he may have come to harm.

Police Scotland confirmed that John, otherwise known as Johnny, was seen socialising in the city centre on July 15.

He was then seen walking in Buchanan Street around 10pm, walking past the bus station and Buchanan Galleries. He was also seen walking on Sauchiehall Street and West Nile Street, and at around 10.10pm, John stops outside a property in Renfrew Street before walking off where he is seen again in Dundasvale Court.

Officers have established that John was in the underpass at Garscube Road leading to Speirs Wharf in the Cowcaddens area around 10.20pm where he was seen on CCTV.

They believe this is where he has potentially been involved in an incident where he sustained injuries to his head and body.

A family member of the 28-year-old recently set up a fundraising page to give him the "send off he deserves".

Michael Connelly wrote: "We really wish this had ended differently and we were not writing this. Johnny Connelly went missing from Glasgow City Centre sparking a nation wide search. Thousands of people shared Johnny's picture on social media and joined in the search to find him. But sadly Johnny's body was discovered less than a mile from where he was last seen.

"His death is still being treated as 'unexplained'. This has devastated Johnny's family and friends as he was loved and respected by many. Johnny's sister, Michelle, publicly thanked everyone 'from the bottom of her heart for pulling together to search for her much loved, beautiful, gentle and kind brother'.

"She said 'our hearts are broken, we all feel a piece of us has been taken away from us'. We think these words speak volumes and reflect what all of Johnny's family and friends are feeling. We can add that we received hundreds of touching messages of support and kindness about Johnny as he was clearly loved by many. Given the tragic and sudden way that Johnny was taken from his family we are asking people to donate, whatever they can, to help with Johnny's funeral service and or memorial costs."

So far more than £1,800 has been raised. To donate click here.

At the time, John went missing he was wearing a black Adidas hooded top, with white stripes down the sleeves, black jogging trousers and royal blue coloured Nike trainers.

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Detective Inspector John Morrison said: “It’s important we establish exactly what happened to John before his death. He was socialising in the city centre between the hours of 8pm and 10pm. We know that he was in the underpass at Garscube Road and we believe this is where the incident occurred resulting in him being injured. I am appealing to anyone who saw John that night to contact us. You may not realise that what you saw or know is significant but let us be the judge of that. Your information could be vital in helping us piece together exactly what happened to John.

“This area of Garscube Road at Speirs Wharf is popular with the community, it is used by runners, dog walkers and skateboarders and I’m appealing to anyone who uses this route to think back and consider if they saw anything.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Maryhill Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 3452 of 22 July 2019.