Four men in court over police force's only unsolved murder

Tony Ferns died in his garden in front of his mum after being assaulted in his car in Glasgow.

Four men in court over killing of Tony Ferns in Glasgow Crimestoppers

Four men have appeared in court charged with Police Scotland’s only unsolved murder.

Anthony Ferns, 33, was assaulted inside his car on Crebar Street in the Thornliebank area, near Glasgow, around 10pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Tony, as he was known, managed to drive the Audi A3 a short distance to his home on Roukenburn Street but collapsed.

Tony Ferns died with his mother Phyllis watching on.Police Scotland

Paramedics were unable to save him and he died in his garden in front of his mum Phyllis.

A murder inquiry was launched and hundreds of people were spoken to as officers examined thousands of hours of CCTV footage.

The case is said to be Police Scotland’s only unsolved murder since the country-wide force replaced the regional model in 2013.

On Friday, police announced that four men had been arrested and charged in connection with Mr Ferns’ death.


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Craig Colquhoun, 37, Joseph McCulloch, 45, Raymond Platt, 54, and Robert Park, 67, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court charged with murder.

Court papers state that the men on Crebar Street “did strike him on the body with a knife or similar instrument and you did murder him”.

They entered no plea, were committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

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