Detectives have launched a murder probe into the death of a 45-year-old man in Drumchapel.

His body was found in his Jedworth Road home on Thursday evening and police initially described the death as "suspicious".

Officers have now identified the man as Craig Shaw. His family have been made aware.

Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Miller, of the major investigation team, said: "A murder inquiry has now been launched to identify the person or people responsible for the death of Mr Shaw.

“Officers are carrying out door to door enquiries in the Jedworth Road area, and the property has been cordoned off while crime scene officers undertake meticulous examinations. These officers will remain in the local area should the public have any concerns.

“I would ask them to support our ongoing investigation by getting in touch if they have any information at all that could assist us.

"Enquiries so far confirm Mr Shaw was well known locally, and my team and I are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have been in the Jedworth Road area around 8am on Wednesday, April 21, and 6pm on Thursday, April 22.

“If anyone remembers seeing or speaking to Mr Shaw, please contact us.

"I would also appeal to anyone who may have CCTV, or any other footage they think could be relevant, to please make us aware.

"Although our investigation is in the very early stages, I believe the answer to why Mr Shaw was murdered lies within the local community."

Forensic investigators and CID officers were spotted at the scene yesterday evening.

On Friday, residents were shocked to hear of the tragic death of the 45-year-old.

One neighbour said: “He was a lovely, harmless man.

“He was quiet and he lived alone, he only had his mother.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2750 of Thursday, April 22.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111