TRIBUTES PAID TO STAIR­WAY VIC­TIM

Res­i­dents’ shock as neigh­bour Jeremy is found dead in a flat after be­ing ‘pushed down flight of stairs and then stamped on’

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Murray Spooner

Friends have paid trib­ute to a Cam­bus­lang man who was al­legedly mur­dered after he was pushed down the stairs in a block of flats and stamped upon.

The body of Jeremy Para­dine, 45, was found at a flat in Kyle Court, Cam­bus­lang, at around 2am on Satur­day, Jan­uary 14.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ralph Goldie is charged with his mur­der and is ac­cused of killing the man by push­ing him down stairs and stamping or jump­ing on him.

He is also charged with as­sault­ing Martin McQuee­nie, 49, to his se­vere in­jury and dan­ger of life.

Jeremy, of Bute Tower, Whit­law­burn, was de­scribed as a “kind- hearted, lov­ing and car­ing man,” by fam­ily friend Gil­lian Friel.

She added: “He was loved by so many peo­ple and will be sadly missed. He has been taken too soon.”

His neigh­bours de­scribed him as a “nice man” who was al­ways friendly when he passed by them in the hall­way.

Billy Good­win, 67, who had known Jeremy for more than 20 years, said: “I’m very shocked to hear he’s gone.

“I didn’t know him too well but he was a good neigh­bour and he would

al­ways say hello to you. He was a handy­man, a labourer.

“I’ve known Jeremy for 20 years, we’d go for a drink down the pub. He was a re­ally nice man. I’m so sad to hear he has died. I knew he lived with his wife.”

An­other neigh­bour who stayed in Jeremy’s block said she was also shocked to hear of his death. She added:“It’s sad that this has hap­pened.”

Goldie made no plea or dec­la­ra­tion when he ap­peared at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court on Mon­day and was re­manded in cus­tody. He is due to ap­pear again next week.

Res­i­dents at Kyle Court spoke of their shock when they heard about the in­ci­dent.

But Marie Ban­ner­man, 82, said: “It’s a hor­ri­ble place to live. It’s all the young men that are let in.

“I’ve lived here for 40 years and it’s never been this bad. It got worse four or five years ago.

She added: ”I didn’t hear any­thing but three CID of­fi­cers were around this floor .”

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Shock The in­ci­dent has left res­i­dents of Kyle Court stunned

Tributes Jeremy Para­dine was found dead on Satur­day morn­ing

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