Pressure mounts for Craig inquiry
The Scottish Government have come under increased pressure to order an inquiry into the murder of a dad – with all four opposition parties backing the demand.
Craig McClelland, 31, was killed by serial knife thug James Wright in July 2017 after the convict destroyed an electronic home detention tag and went on the run for almost six months.
The Sunday Mail revealed last week that Craig’s family believe Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf used them for a PR stunt after failing to order a probe into the case.
On Thursday, Labour MSP Neil Bibby challenged Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions to hold a full public inquiry. He said: “Craig’s family have not been able to find the answers to the questions they have been asking.
“They still do not have confidence that the correct lessons have been learned or that changes have been made to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to another family.”
Since then, the Lib Dems, Scottish Greens and Tories have also backed an inquiry into Craig’s death.
His dad Michael, from Paisley, and partner Stacey have now written to Yousaf with 34 questions they believe still haven’t been properly addressed.
Sturgeon said the Justice Secretary would be happy to meet the family again to discuss what actions they feel are appropriate.
KILLED Craig McLelland
LETTER Stacey & Michael