Man released by police over Craig Kearney death

Craig kearney
Craig kearney

A man who was arrested in connection with the death of Neilston man Craig Kearney has been released by police.

Officers investigating the death had detained the 46-year-old man earlier this week and he was due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

However, the Crown Office has confirmed that the man has been released from custody pending further inquiries.

24-year-old Craig was found lying in the road at Lochranza Drive in the Lindsayfield area of the town, a short distance from his girlfriend, Olivia Geraghty’s home.

The former St Luke’s High School pupil was treated at the scene by first aiders initially while paramedics who arrived immediately battled to save his life.

Witnesses claim that the amateur footballer – who played for AFC Bonnyholm in Pollok – had suffered catastrophic head injuries.

A Crown Office spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal received a report concerning a 46-year-old male in connection with an alleged incident in East Kilbride on Sunday, March 5.

The statement continued: “After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, he was liberated from custody pending further inquiries and did not appear in court.”