first_imgLATEST: A DONEGAL man battered to death near his home in Glasgow at the weekend had been “picked on” by local gangs, neighbours said today.There is shock in Malin Head today after the murder of Willie McKeeney, 57, as he walked home from a chippie in the Scottish city early on Sunday.Today John Robertson, 43, a neighbour of the victim for more than a decade, said he was “absolutely shocked” by the incident. He said: “It is quite a quiet neighbourhood, we would never expect anything like this.”Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said they thought Mr McKeeney had experienced trouble with gangs.He said: “I think he had had trouble with a group of young Asian men. They had slashed the tyres on his car.”Pollokshields councillor David Meikle said: “It is important that all aspects are looked into, including the possibility that it may have been a racially motivated crime.” Strathclyde Police said both suspects were of Asian appearance. One is 6ft 4in and thin-built, and was wearing a light-coloured hooded tracksuit top and light grey tracksuit bottoms. The second man was of average height and build and wore a navy tracksuit.At the Seaview Tavern in Malin Head where Willie’s partner Annmarie had once worked as a chef, there is shock at the murder.“People are just numb,” said one local man. “This is just dreadful news. Willie was a lovely fella who would never get involved in a fight.“His brothers and sisters are wonderful people and all our prayers and thoughts are with them at this time. God help them all.”One brother – Henry – who lives in Boston, was told the news of the murder yesterday. Our earlier story is here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/16/donegal-man-stabbed-to-death-in-vicious-attack-in-glasgow/DONEGAL MAN’S GLASGOW MURDER: GANGS HAD ‘PICKED ON HIM’ was last modified: January 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Malin Headmurderlast_img