THE heartbroken mother of a man murdered in Glasgow has appealed for information about his killer on the first anniversary of her son’s death.

Billyjoe Bates was found seriously injured after he suffered a brutal attack in Ashfield Street at its junction with Kippen Street on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

The 28-year-old died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary four days later.

His mother, Jackie Wilson, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information of the murder of my son Billyjoe to come forward, even if you think it’s irrelevant. After a year has passed, I still have no answers to why this has happened.

“How a coward can do this to someone and leave them lying dying is beyond me. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. You know what you have done. Others must know, too, so it’s time for people to stop protecting you.”

Crimestoppers has offered a reward of £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. Police have now released an image of a man they have previously issued a description of, and pictures of four vehicles seen in the area at around 2.30pm on November 18 last year.

They believe the man and the people in the vehicles are potential witnesses to the incident, but stressed they are not connecting them to the death.

The man in the image was seen in the Londis Store in Crowhill Street then walking along Kippen Street.

He is aged between 25 and 45, around 5ft 10in and of medium build with a dark, neat beard, moustache and sideburns.

He wore a grey beanie hat, a black jacket, black jogging trousers and white trainers. In the shop he bought milk and American cream soda.

The vehicles are a white BMW 1 series, a black BMW 3 series, a gold Nissan Qashqai and a red Mazda.

Detective Superintendent Stuart Houston said: “We are not connecting the man in the image or the occupants of these vehicles with the death of Billyjoe.

“I strongly believe that they may have vital information that will assist this murder inquiry and not even realise the significance of it.”