Brother of murdered Gary Weir hit out at police branding them a “f****** disgrace”


THE BROTHER of a Glasgow man who was murdered outside a 21st birthday party has hit out at police calling them a “f** disgrace”.

Gary Weir, 24, died after getting caught up in a brawl outside Shettleston Juniors Club in Glasgow’s east end in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Shocked partygoers were seen taking their tops off to try and reduce the bleeding coming from his chest after an apparent stabbing.

Police yesterday (MON) confirmed a murder investigation was now underway and urged anyone with any information to come forward.

But now Gary’s brother Mick has slammed Police Scotland officers for dragging his twin brother away from the scene as he tried to comfort his dying brother on the street.

The 27-year-old also hit out at family members who took the time to speak to police saying they make him “f** sick”.

Posting on a Facebook account yesterday (MON) morning, he wrote: “Aw er the fuckin papers cops wer doin ther best my balls they dragged his twin brother away when he was tryin ti console his brother on a cold wet Shettleson St.

“Ther a fuckin disgrace n they shld gt no praise n the fact tht members of my family even spoke to these frauds makes me fuckin sick.

“The harrasment he gt the past 4 year forgottin about so they can gt a monthly target of convictions up to look good for tjer superiors n they pretend they care.” (sic)

He ended the message by writing “ACAB” – a worldwide anti-police acronym with the apparent meaning “All Cops Are Bastards.”

The post received hundreds of likes and dozens of supportive messages from friends.

Dougie Walker wrote: “The polis are scumbag bastards mate always have been always will be bro.”

Tracy Weir said: “F** scum. Keep strong.”

And Grant Fitzpatrick wrote: “F* the polis. ACAB.”

A family friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, today (TUE) said: “The family have had a difficult relationship with police over the past few years. It’s not surprising to see the family lashing out at them after something as traumatic as this.”

Three other men — aged 23, 25 and 26 — were also injured during the altercation but later released from hospital.

This morning (TUE) a crowdfunding page was launched to help family with funeral costs and give Gary “the send off he deserves.”

Caron Williams, who created the page, wrote: “I am asking everyone could they please donate a small amount to this page as Gary Weir (Bigit) was a great boy loved by everyone.

“He was sadly taken from his family at just 24 years of age a would like to help the family to give him the send off he deserves.”

Gary’s passing is the second tragedy to hit the Weir family after his sister, Claire died four years ago – aged just 19.

On Monday, Mick posted an emotional tribute to his brother, writing: “Heart’s in pieces, four years of heartbreak isn’t enough for this family? We lost a brother and a lot a people have lost a great friend.

He added: “You’re back with Claire, brother.”

Detective Chief Inspector Allan Burton, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “A murder enquiry has now been launched and extensive enquiries are being carried out by detectives to trace who is responsible.

“We are prioritising interviewing those who were at Shettleston Juniors on Saturday night and reviewing CCTV.”

Discussing Mr Weir’s comments, a Police Scotland spokeswoman added: “Our priorities when called to a serious crime include helping and supporting victims and preserving any evidence at the scene which could be crucial to our investigation.

“Extensive enquiries are continuing to be carried out by highly experienced detectives to trace whoever is responsible, and I would urge anyone with information on this murder to come forward.”

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