Murder inquiry launched as one man dead and one critical in Clydebank

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 25-year-old man died and another was left fighting for life after an incident in a house in West Clydebank.

Detectives said Billy McGuire was pronounced dead shortly after being rushed to hospital from the house in Perth Crescent at around midnight on Monday. A second man, a 34-year-old, is described as critical but stable in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The death of Mr McGuire is being treated as murder and the attack on the 34-year-old man as attempted murder.

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Detective Chief Inspector Alan McAlpine of the Major Investigation Teams said: “We are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident. From initial enquiries we believe that this is a targeted attack on these two men.

Billy McGuire died following the incident at the house in Clydebank
Billy McGuire died following the incident at the house in Clydebank

“There were a number of people within the house when two men entered the property and became involved in altercation with Mr McGuire and the 34-year-old man.

"The two men responsible then made off from the house.

“It is absolutely vital that we trace them as soon as soon as possible and we would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to do the right thing and come forward.

“I realise that this incident will be of concern to the local community, so I would like to reassure them that additional officers will be in the area and anyone with concerns should approach officers.

“If you have any information that will assist, then please contact Clydebank Police Station through 101 quoting reference 0004 of 21 December. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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