Further appeal following Thornliebank murder

Victim Anthony Ferns.Victim Anthony Ferns.
Victim Anthony Ferns.
Detectives are continuing enquiries following the murder of Anthony Ferns in Thornliebank on Thursday 18 April 2019.

At around 10.10pm, Mr Ferns (33) was sitting in a blue Audi A3 in Crebar Street at its junction with Roukenburn Street, when he was approached by a man who attacked him while he was within his car.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed that a car drove along Crebar Street and passed the Audi A3 just at the time the crime was taking place.

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Detectives are appealing for the driver and occupants of this vehicle to contact them as they could have vital information which could assist the investigation. There is nothing to suggest that this vehicle has any connection to the crime.

The man who carried out the attack on Anthony is white, aged between 20-30 years of age and between 5ft 8 and 6ft in height. He was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit and possibly a light-coloured baseball cap.

Following the incident he ran from the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Macleod of the Major Investigations Team said: “It is vital that the occupants of the car which was driving along Crebar Street and passed the Audi contacts us.

“They may not have been aware of what they were witnessing but I’m sure they have crucial information which could help us in our investigation. We are continuing to review CCTV images and have received a good response from the public which we are following up. The motive for this murder is unknown and we are still piecing together Anthony’s last known movements. Our enquiries so far have revealed that he drove to Main Street in Thornliebank just before 10pm and afterward returned to Roukenburn Street where the attack happened.

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He continued: “Additional officers continue to patrol the area to provide reassurance to the local community, anyone who has any concerns or has any information can contact these officers or get in touch with us by calling 101. Please do pass any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it could be important.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers from the Major Investigation Team in Glasgow via 101, quoting incident number 4732 of 18 April 2019. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.