Man admits Minnigaff killing

Davie Brown
Davie Brown

MINNIGAFF man Paul McCann has admitted killing his daughter’s fiance following a disturbance last October.

Davie Brown, 40, died at the scene in a house on McGregor Drive, Minnigaff, and 56-year-old McCann was arrested shortly afterwards in connection with the incident.

He was later charged with Mr Brown’s murder but, following his appearance in Glasgow High Court on Wednesday, he pled guilty under deletion of the word “murder” and its replacement with the word “kill”.

Police were called to the house in the early hours of October 15 following reports of a disturbance and found father-of-three Davie Brown with serious injuries.

He died at the scene despite urgent medical attention and police issued a statement to explain that this was an isolated incident between two parties who knew each other and that there was no danger to the public.

Tributes were paid to the barman who worked in the Galloway Arms Hotel on Victoria Street, and who was described as “irreplacable” by his boss, Gordon Andrews.

Flowal tributes were laid at the scene of his death and at the Galloway Arms at the time.

Just a week after the incident, McCann was released on bail but it is believed he moved to a house outside the area.

Sentence was deferred on McCann until June 28 at Edinburgh High Court.