Tributes paid to ‘big bro’ Glasgow man who died after being found injured in street

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a much loved “big bro” who died after being found injured in Glasgow.

We told how Craig Watson, 39, was found seriously injured at Whitevale Gardens in Dennistown shortly after midnight on Sunday, April 17.

Emergency services raced to the scene but Craig was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are treating Craig’s death as “unexplained” but believe he may have been assaulted after becoming involved in an “altercation with a number of people”.

Police at Whitevale Gardens, Glasgow, where the incident took place.

Craig’s passing has left his shocked family and friends completely devastated and tributes have flooded in.

Chris Spence said: “Rest in peace Craig Watson. Another taking too soon. Thoughts are with family and friends. GBNF”

Ashley Hagan said: “Rip Craig. Total shocker, you didn’t deserve that.”

Sandra McLeish said: “Rip Craig. Can’t believe this, Thoughts to your family.”

John Simpson said: “Rip Craig bro, so sad,” while Lauren Cawley added: “Rest easy Craig.”

Jennifer Karen Marshall said: “Can’t believe what I’m reading. Thoughts go out to Craig’s family. Rip bud xx.”

Jean Jamieson said: “Rip Craig. Known you since you were a kid so sorry this happened x.”

Alan Mclelland added: “Rest easy big bro.”

Craig’s family has been made aware of his tragic death and police say a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward, with police asking a number of youths who were in the area before and after midnight to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Cameron Miller, Major Investigation Team, Police Scotland, said: “Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact cause of Mr Watson’s death, however, at this time we believe that he had been assaulted after becoming involved in an altercation with a number of people in the Whitevale Gardens area shortly before he was found injured.

“Whitevale Gardens is a residential area and I am sure local residents would have either seen or heard what happened and I would encourage them to come forward if they have not already done so.

“From our investigation so far, we know that there were a number of youths in the area before and after midnight, Saturday night into Sunday morning. It is extremely important that these young people contact the police and provide any details that may assist us with the investigation.

“Information can be passed to officers via 101 quoting reference number 0126 of Sunday, April 17, 2022. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can also share any videos or images that you believe may be relevant. You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.”

The portal can be accessed via this Major Incident Public Portal here.

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