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Paul Ness, 45, pled guilty today to the culpable homicide of Alan Glancy at his home in the Port Hamilton area of the capital.

The 47-year-old’s body was found in his property on 1 February, with Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team launching a murder inquiry after a post mortem on 9 February.

Inquiries established that Ness had assaulted Mr Glancy within his home between 10 January and 1 February and that he died as a result of a fatal stab wound to his leg.

Ness was arrested and subsequently charged on 15th February 2018.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Pinkney of the Major Investigation Team said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Alan Glancy and I would like to thank them for their assistance throughout our investigation.

“Ness is a dangerous individual who subjected Alan to a level of violence that resulted in the loss of his life.

“Ness has now admitted his actions and although nothing will bring Alan back, we hope this will allow them some closure to this chapter of their lives.”

Ness is due to be sentenced on 11 January 2019 at the High Court in Glasgow.

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