The quiet town of Rutherglen was stunned by the news of a tragic incident that led to the death of Stuart McGeachie, a 38-year-old man. The incident, which occurred on Farmeloan Road on Tuesday evening, is now being treated as murder by the police after a post mortem examination confirmed the cause of death.
According to the authorities, Stuart was assaulted on Farmeloan Road before seeking refuge in a nearby flat where he tragically lost his life. The investigation is currently underway, led by detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team. While extensive enquiries are ongoing, the police are urging anyone with information to come forward, particularly mentioning a group of youths who may have been in the vicinity on the day of the incident. These individuals, believed to be wearing dark clothing and riding bikes or scooters, could provide vital information that could aid the investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector John Morrison expressed his condolences to Stuart’s family and assured the local community that all efforts are being made to bring those responsible to justice. He further appealed to the public to assist in tracing the group of youths, emphasizing the importance of their testimony in finding answers about Stuart’s death.
Stuart’s family has requested privacy during this difficult time as they come to terms with their unimaginable loss. In a statement, they described him as a “much loved son, father, and brother” and expressed their devastation at the tragic events.
The police are urging anyone with information related to the incident to contact them either through the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 3201 of 24 October, or by anonymously reaching out to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111. Additionally, the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) has been set up for members of the public to provide information directly to the authorities.
Our hearts go out to Stuart’s family and friends during this challenging time. The community stands in solidarity with them as they seek justice and closure.