Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Glasgow park said she was subjected to a "brutal and violent" attack.

The woman, who was middle-aged and from the local area, was found by a ranger in Queen's Park at about 0945 on Thursday morning.

Some items of her clothing had been removed. Police have not ruled out a sexual motive for the attack.

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out on Friday afternoon.

Member of the woman's family have been informed and are understood to be travelling to Glasgow.

The park has been closed and cordoned off to allow forensic teams to conduct their investigation. It is not known when it will re-open.

Police have set up an incident room at nearby Cathcart police station.

An incident caravan has also been sited at Queen's Park Gates at Victoria Road and Queen's Drive.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Det Ch Insp Derek Robertson, said they were considering a range of motives for the killing.

He said: "The sexual motive, the violent motive, nothing is being ruled out at this time."

He added: "The park will remain closed while forensic officers continue with a structured, detailed and painstaking examination of the scene to ensure all forensic opportunities are maximised.

"This is to ensure that no potential evidence is overlooked. Naturally this is time consuming, however, it is vital that meticulous detail is given to the area."

Det Ch Insp Robertson repeated earlier appeals for anyone with information to get in touch.

He added: "So far, public response has been very encouraging.

"I would ask other members of the public who walk their dog or pass through Queens Park if they have any information whatsoever, no matter how small, it would be an advantage to the inquiry team.

"I would ask the public as well if they know of any associates or friends whose behaviour has changed recently to get in touch with us."

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