Pres­sure mounts for Craig in­quiry

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Opinion -

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

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