Man found dead in Glasgow ‘murder suicide’ starred in brutal Ross Kemp prison doc


The bodies of mum-of-two Elizabeth McShane, 39, and partner Hugh Sinclair, 33, known as Shug, were discovered in a flat in Culbin Drive, in Glasgow’s Knightswood, around 11am on Monday morning.

The couple’s 11-year-old daughter reportedly discovered the bodies after coming home from a friend’s sleepover, the Daily Record reports. 

Cops have launched an investigation and are treating the deaths as suspicious. 

Sinclair featured in Ross Kemp Behind Bars: Inside Barlinnie in 2017 in a one-on-one interview with the hardman. 

Hugh Sinclair

INTERVIEWED: Hugh Sinclair chatted to the hardman while in Barlinnie prison (Pic: ROSS KEMP BEHIND BARS: INSIDE BARLINNIE)

Asked to explain the rules of prison life, he responded: “Definitely don’t f*****g grass on anybody.

“That’s one thing. Keep your mouth shut. And don’t growl.

“Don’t walk about staring at people giving it the hard man, cos f**k, people will punch you right out your trainers in here. This is Barlinnie.

“This yard can kick off in two minutes mate. It can happen in a heartbeat.

Elizabeth McShane

TRAGIC: He was found dead on Monday along with partner Elizabeth McShane (Pic: NC)

“Keep your mouth shut. And don’t growl”

Hugh Sinclair

“Everything can be nice and calm and before you know it, there’s a c**t rolling about the ground.

“Boxing, people getting slashed and that.”

A GoFundMe page has since been set up to support Sinclair’s two young children. 

One local told the Daily Record: “Apparently it was a murder suicide.

Glasgow'murder suicide'

INVESTIGATION: Forensic teams at the scene on Culbin Drive in Glasgow’s Knightswood (Pic: DAILY RECORD)

“So far police have been concentrating on the flat where the woman lived and have not come round the door to ask if anyone saw or heard anything.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Following a post mortem examination the circumstances surrounding the deaths are being treated as suspicious.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal”.

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