GLASGOW is at risk of regaining its reputation as a ‘dangerous city’, it has been claimed as cops probe the violent murders of two young men days apart.

MSP Annie Wells raised her concerns as Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Teams were sent into Pollokshaws to investigate the murder of Owen Hassan. The 30-year-old’s death on Wednesday night came after cops discovered the body of Darren ‘Sinky’ Sinclair in waste land in Drumchapel on Tuesday morning.

The politician said: “Glasgow’s reputation as being a dangerous city with a high murder rate is supposed to be behind it.

“However, severe problems appear to be creeping back in, as these two tragic cases show.

“We need to make sure police in the city are well-resourced so they can get a grip on this.

“Residents and visitors need to feel safe, and that won’t happen if this continues.”

Shawlands man Owen was found with serious injuries on Greenview Street at around 10.25pm on Wednesday. Cops say he was subjected to an ‘extremely violent assault’. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but he died a very short time after admission.

Owen, who is believed to be a father of two, was described by one friend as ‘one in a million’.

Sammy-Jo Hamilton paid tribute on Facebook saying: “Rest in peace Owen. You maybe gone from our sights but you will forever be in our hearts.”

Angela Woods added: “Still shocked to the core.”

Yesterday, cops cordoned off a large area around Greenview Street. One resident told The Evening Times she was not surprised something bad had happened and the area was notorious for anti-social behaviour.

Meanwhile, forensic officers examined the streets surrounding where popular Owen was found as they began their hunt for his killer.

Detective Inspector Graham MacKellar, of the Major Investigation Teams (West), said: “This was an extremely violent assault and at this time we are trying to establish the exact circumstances and motive for such an attack. Officers are currently viewing CCTV and speaking to local people in the area in an attempt to gather more information.

“I appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Greenview Street around 10.20pm on Wednesday, November 7 and either witnessed Mr Hassan being assaulted, or perhaps saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, to come forward.”

Local councillor Kyle Thornton stressed the importance of cops remaining in the community to reassure the public.

He said: “”I know the community will be shocked at this death which is being treated by the police as suspicious. My thoughts go to the family and friends of this young man at this difficult time.

“It is important for our local police to maintain a visible presence at this time to reassure the community and to ensure that justice is served in regards to this suspicious death.”

Anyone with information which may assist the investigation to contact police immediately via telephone number 101, quoting incident number 4167 of 7 November 2018.

Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.