Ap­peal for fu­neral help af­ter man’s ‘un­ex­plained’ death

JohnPaul Hugh­son was found dead days be­fore Christ­mas

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS - SARAH VESTY [email protected]­courier.co.uk

A fundrais­ing ap­peal has been set up to help cover the fu­neral costs of a Fife man who was found dead just days be­fore Christ­mas.

The body of John-Paul Hugh­son was dis­cov­ered ly­ing in a com­mu­nal court­yard area of Adam Smith Court in Kirk­caldy on De­cem­ber 23.

The 24-year-old was pro­nounced dead at the scene hav­ing suf­fered var­i­ous in­juries.

A po­lice probe into the cir­cum­stances is con­tin­u­ing and his death is still be­ing treated as “un­ex­plained”.

Scene of crime of­fi­cers scoured the se­cluded court­yard for clues un­der a heavy po­lice guard for a num­ber of days.

A Go­FundMe page has been set up by Mr Hugh­son’s dev­as­tated fam­ily, who say they are still strug­gling to come to terms with his sud­den death.

A post on the page ex­plains that he died trag­i­cally in cir­cum­stances which are still un­ex­plained on De­cem­ber 23 and that the investigation is on­go­ing.

It says any money do­nated will go to­wards the bill for ar­rang­ing Mr Hugh­son’s fu­neral, since the cost was un­ex­pected and the tim­ing par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult due to it be­ing so close to Christ­mas and New Year.

Urg­ing Mr Hugh­son’s many friends to do­nate what­ever they can af­ford, the post con­cludes: “It is a very hor­ri­ble feel­ing hav­ing to bury your child but even worse when you can’t af­ford to.

“Please, any do­na­tion would help. Let’s give John-Paul the send-off he de­serves.”

A po­lice spokesper­son said: “Po­lice in Fife are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter a man was found in­jured in the street at Adam Smith Court, Kirk­caldy, at around 9.40am on Sun­day De­cem­ber 23.

“He was pro­nounced dead at the scene and the death is cur­rently be­ing treated as un­ex­plained.

“In­quiries are on­go­ing.”

John-Paul Hugh­son’s death is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by po­lice.

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