Glasgow police increase patrols after murder of Omar Sadiq

Omar was found by officers on Boydstone Road in Glasgow’s southside on Tuesday.

Sunday, 20th September 2020, 6:57 pm

Police in Glasgow investigating the murder of Omar Sadiq have increased patrols around the south side of the city in an effort to “provide reassurance”, a senior Police Scotland officer has said.

The 32-year-old died in hospital on Tuesday afternoon after what detectives believe was a “targeted attack”.

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Officers, who were flagged down, found Omar seriously injured on Boydstone Road in Glasgow’s southside at around 1:25pm on September 15.

Police in Glasgow investigating the murder of Omar Sadiq have increased patrols around the south side of the city in an effort to “provide reassurance”, a senior Police Scotland officer has said.
Police in Glasgow investigating the murder of Omar Sadiq have increased patrols around the south side of the city in an effort to “provide reassurance”, a senior Police Scotland officer has said.

Detectives launched a major murder investigation three days later on Friday September 18, after the result of a post-mortem examination.

Det Insp Brian Gribbons, leading the probe, urged anyone with information to come forward to speak to officers.

"We are following a positive line of inquiry,” he said on Friday, “however we would still appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us.

"We believe this was a targeted attack and there was no wider risk to the public."

Patrols in the area have also been beefed-up to help “engage with communities,” Police Scotland said.

Chief Inspectors Shaheen Baber, Area Commander for South West Glasgow, said: “Detectives are continuing to follow as positive line of inquiry into the murder of 32-year-old Omar Sadiq, which took place in Boydstone Road on Tuesday, 15 September.

“Additional uniformed patrols are continuing in relevant local areas of the south side of the city, with officers engaging with communities and providing reassurance.

“Anyone with information regarding Omar’s murder should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1615 of 15 September, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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