Mum in ap­peal af­ter son died in her arms fol­low­ing at­tack at pub

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY STACEY MULLEN

THE mother of mur­der vic­tim Owen Has­san has said life with never be the same again as she made an emo­tional plea one month af­ter he was bru­tally killed by two men with blades out­side the fam­ily pub.

An­nMarie Lynch, 54, de­scribed how the bru­tal mur­der has left three chil­dren un­der the age of 10 with­out a fa­ther in the run up to Christ­mas as she urged those who have in­for­ma­tion about the killers to come for­ward.

The heart­bro­ken mother per­formed CPR with help from 999 op­er­a­tors on her own son af­ter he stum­bled into her pub the Old Stag Inn fol­low­ing the bru­tal at­tack in Green­view Street, Pol­lok­shaws on Novem­ber 7 at around 10.20pm.

An­nMarie, ac­com­pa­nied by Owen’s heart­bro­ken fa­ther Daniel Has­san, 58, said: “It has now been four weeks since the death of Owen. Life will never be the same again for my­self or the rest of the fam­ily.

“I still can’t be­lieve he is gone and I ex­pect him to walk through the door as he did ev­ery­day.”

She added: “I hope that no other fam­ily has to en­dure the ex­pe­ri­ence and suf­fer­ing, and be­lieve some­one out there must have in­for­ma­tion which could help catch the two men who vi­o­lently killed my son Owen.

“As a mother I beg any­one out there who has any in­for­ma­tion at all that could help catch these men to please con­tact the po­lice im­me­di­ately.

“It won’t bring Owen back but at least I will know that they can’t hurt an­other fam­ily the way that they have hurt mine.”

The two killers waited be­hind the pub to at­tack Owen min­utes af­ter he left. De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Martin Fer­gus de­scribed the at­tack, which in­volved the use of bladed weapons, as “sus­tained, vi­cious and planned”. His team be­lieve the killers watched Owen’s move­ments be­fore the at­tack and de­scribed the mur­der as ‘a well-planned op­er­a­tion’.

His killers would have known that Owen helped his mother run the pub and reg­u­larly at­tended in the evening to help her close.

They then ran from the scene af­ter the at­tack and mur­der cops are try­ing to piece to­gether where they went.

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Fer­gus said: “Peo­ple some­times form the im­pres­sion that the in­for­ma­tion they have we al­ready have in our pos­ses­sion. I would urge any­one who has in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward and we can make the judge­ment on that.”

Mother An­nMarie Lynch and fa­ther Daniel Has­san at a po­lice press con­fer­ence to ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion sur­round­ing the mur­der of Owen Has­san, be­low, in Pais­ley last month Pic­ture: Jamie Simp­son

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