Police 'determined' to catch killer of man murdered 20 years ago

Darren Birt was fatally injured during an altercation in Glasgow in 2002.

Police ‘determined’ to catch Darren Birt’s killer 20-years-on from murder in Glasgow Police Scotland

Police say they are “determined” to catch the killer of a “much loved son and brother” who was murdered in Glasgow 20 years ago.

Darren Birt was 22-year-old when he was fatally injured in an altercation on Burnmouth Road, Barlanark, on Tuesday, August 27, 2002.

After attending a nearby gathering he was chased down Edinburgh Road towards Burnett Road where he was attacked and left to die on the street.

Mr Birt was found lying in a roadway on Calvay Place in the early hours of the following morning.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No one has ever been convicted over the death, that police are treating as murder, and a re-investigation has now been launched with officers looking to bring whoever was responsible for the attack to justice.

Detective Inspector Lynsey Watters said: “Despite the passage of time, I am determined to find whoever is responsible for Darren’s murder and bring them to justice. It’s clear he was a much loved son and brother and is deeply missed by his family.

“We know that Darren was chased from Edinburgh Road down toward Burnett Road shortly before he was attacked, someone must have heard something.”

“No case is ever closed in Scotland and I am convinced there are people out there who have information, vital to this investigation, who have failed to come forward. 

“This may be down to fear or some misplaced loyalty to those responsible for this horrific crime, but please do the right thing and contact us, you can be assured your information will be treated in the utmost confidence.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101.

Police 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 select to remain anonymous when submitting information here:  https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT19W06-PO1

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