Following the conviction today of James Cook, Jamie Cook and Peter Brown for the murder of Jason McCue, senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Bell said, "I welcome the verdict today. This was a brazen attack in a public park in the middle of a summer's day.
"Jason was a much loved son, brother, uncle and friend and it is my sincere hope that his family may now have the opportunity to come to terms with his senseless and needless death. My thoughts have remained with them throughout this difficult time.
"A dedicated team of officers from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Teams, Local Policing and experts from the SPSA worked tirelessly to find those responsible and bring them to justice and my thanks go to them. I would also express my gratitude to those who provided vital information and I would commend the strength and determination of the Strathaven community."