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Tributes continue to mourn murdered Kilsyth teenager

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:00 GMT on Sunday, 14th August, 2011.
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TRIBUTES are continuing to flood in to mark the death of nineteen year old Leslie Berry.

The former Greenfaulds High School pupil was pronounced dead at the scene, as the emergency services arrived, after he was found with serious injuries at his flat in the Park Lane area of Kilsyth.

Following the announcement of the death, by Strathclyde Police, tributes began to flood in on social networking site, Facebook, with one tribute page already having well over 1'000 fans.

Before his tragic death Leslie posted a message on his Facebook profile, saying: “uncle les woop woop.”

Detectives from Cumbernauld Police are appealing for information and witnesses to the incident which they are now treating as murder.

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Detective Chief Inspector Kenny Dewar said: “A young man has lost his life in what appears to be a senseless attack. We believe that earlier in the evening, around midnight, a disturbance had taken place either in or near to Leslie’s flat. Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death and to trace those responsible.

“I am encouraged by the response we have had from the local community so far and I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything in the area of Park Lane and Kilsyth Town Centre between midnight and 0130 hours.”

Officers have been sprawling through local CCTV and are asking for people with information to come forward.

The incident was estimated to have taken place on Sunday 7th August, at 00:45am, in the Park Lane area of Kilsyth.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Cumbernauld Police Office on 01236 503900. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.

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