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Boy Sees Gang Kill Daddy 2006-09-25

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Intolerance.

A man was stabbed to death in front of his 11-year-old son after trying to break up a gang fight near his home.

Mr.John Purcell, 40,  was attacked after he reportedly tried to quell a disturbance involving young people in Glasgow’s Easterhouse housing scheme.

Mr.Purcell was attacked at about 22:35 on Saturday 2006-09-23 as he walked home after visiting his children at his former wife’s home. His 11-year-old son, also called John, said:

‘My dad had been visiting and had given me pocket money.

‘He left the house and I was watching out of the window as a gang came towards him.

‘He was hit from behind with something that looked like a chopper.’

Mr.Purcell was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later.

His former wife, Elizabeth, said:

‘We are all in shock.

‘When he left here, he always turned left, but for some reason on Saturday he went in the opposite direction, which is where the gangs hang out.’

  • Meanwhile, police are looking for a teenager after Mr.Kevin Leonard, 25, of Easterhouse, was killed at a bus stop in the Gallowgate on Sunday night 2006-09-24.


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