Re-appeal 20 years on - murder of Darren Birt, Barlanark, Glasgow 2002
Officers are re-investigating the murder of Darren Birt, 20 years on from his death in Barlanark.
On the evening of Tuesday, 27 August, 2002, 22-year-old Darren (pictured below) was in Burnmouth Road at a gathering when an altercation broke out and spilled out on to the street.
In the early hours the following morning, around 1.30am on Wednesday, 28 August, 2002, Darren was found lying in the roadway in Calvay Place with serious injuries to his body.
He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later.
Detective Inspector Lynsey Watters said: “Despite the passage of time, I am determined to find whoever is responsible for Darren’s murder and bring them to justice. It’s clear he was a much loved son and brother and is deeply missed by his family.
"We know that Darren was chased from Edinburgh Road down toward Burnett Road shortly before he was attacked, someone must have heard something."
“No case is ever closed in Scotland and I am convinced there are people out there who have information, vital to this investigation, who have failed to come forward.
“This may be down to fear or some misplaced loyalty to those responsible for this horrific crime, but please do the right thing and contact us, you can be assured your information will be treated in the utmost confidence.”
Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number EB06340802 of 28 August 2002. Alternatively you can contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can remain anonymous.
We have also set up a website that gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can select to remain anonymous when submitting information.