Bodies of three men found in Glasgow bedsit

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Police in Glasgow are investigating the "suspicious" deaths of three men in a bedsit. The bodies were found early yesterday in the top-floor flat of a house in the Govanhill area of the city after a telephone tip-off.

Investigators were awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations last night while more than 20 officers, including a team of forensic scientists, conducted a fingertip search of the four-storey building and surrounding street.

One of the three men was named last night as David Gillespie, 42. The other two have not been named. Police erected a tarpaulin tunnel by the doorway of the block of flats before removing the bodies from the scene.

Detective Superintendent Willie Johnston, of Strathclyde Police, said: "We are treating the deaths as suspicious and I would appeal to anyone who heard or is aware of an incident at this location to contact the incident room at Cathcart police."

Neighbours in the street said they believed the flat where the bodies were found was shared by five men. The Govanhill area of Glasgow is among the most deprived in the city.

The discovery came days after Shaun Alexander, 32, from Fife, was charged with a double murder in an unrelated incident. The bodies of Nicola Johnston, 23, and Kevin Braid, 41, were found at a house in Fife on 10 October. A second man in his forties was found injured. Mr Alexander was charged with two counts of murder and one charge of attempted murder, but made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.