Unsolved Murders

Brian Harkins

Age: 45

Sex: male

Date: 7 Mar 2012

Place: Westmuir Place, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brian Harkins was shot dead on his doorstep in Westmuir Place, Rutherglen at around 8am on Wednesday 7 March 2012.

He was later found by a family friend at around 10am.

He was shot at the side door of his house.

He was last seen by his family at about 7.15pm on the Tuesday evening 6 March 2012.

The police said that he was known to them, but added that that probably wouldn't help in their investigation.

It was thought to have been a targetted attack.

A dark-coloured vehicle was seen speeding off along Ardnahoe Avenue at about the time of the murder which the police said that they wanted to trace. They said, 'I would stress I am not suggesting that the person driving this car was involved in the murder of Mr Harkins, nor am I pursuing the driver for any speeding violation. I just want the person to get in touch in order that we can eliminate him or her from our inquiries'.

Westmuir Place was described as a busy commuter road.

The police said that they were also interested in hearing from anyone that had seen him or his black Renault Megane coupe motor car after 7.15pm on the Tuesday evening.

Brian Harkins was said to have been unemployed.

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