Man convicted of the murder of Mohammad Abu Sammour

Published 11 September 2019

A 22-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of Mohammad Abu Sammour.

Scott Pearson was found guilty today at the High Court in Glasgow. Ryan Hunter, 27, had previously pled guilty to culpable homicide.

Police were called to a report of a man lying seriously injured in Panmuir Crescent, near Newarthill, Airdrie, on Sunday 28 October 2018.

Emergency services attended and Mr Sammour, 49,  was taken to Wishaw General Hospital where he died a short time later.

Detective Inspector David Pinkney, of the Major Investigation Team, said: "The murder of Mohammad Abu Sammour was a tragedy , leaving four young children and a wife without a father and husband. Mr Abu Sammour was a hard working man simply going about his daily business and trying to provide for his family.

"I would like to thank his family for its strength and courage throughout our investigation. I would also like to thank the community of Holytown who came forward and gave us vital information."


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