Man charged with murder of Whitecraig pub boss



Steven Curran


By Amanda MacMillan

A 23-YEAR-OLD man will appear in court tomorrow (Mon) charged with the murder of Dolphin Inn pub boss Steven Curran.

The man, who has also been charged with the theft of a car, is believed to have handed himself into police.

Steven Curran, who had two daughters aged six and 13, was found dead behind his pub in Whitecraig, East Lothian in the early ours of Thursday morning.

Police said the incident was connected to a road traffic accident on the A1 some 20 miles away, where a Toyota Celecia – believed to belong to Mr Curran’s wife – was discovered abandoned after colliding with a central reservation on the southbound carriageway sometime around 12.30am.

Mr Curran’s grief-stricken widow, Jill, spoke of her loss: “We are all devastated by recent events which have taken Steven from our close knit family.

“He was a much loved husband, father, brother and son who will be sorely missed.

“He was a very family orientated man and myself and our two young daughters were the centre of his life.

“We request that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”