According to reports, a Celtic FC player has been arrested in connection with an alleged hit and run incident in which a teenager was killed.
Ciaran Dixon, 19, was taken into custody on Sunday after 18-year-old Aidan Pilkington was hit by a car on Glasgow’s Crow Road in the early hours of Saturday.
Aidan, who was just days away from starting his studies at the University of Dundee, was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries, but could not be saved. Police Scotland said the car failed to stop after the incident.
Several media reports have claimed that Mr Dixon, who has also played with Scotland Under-19s, has been left out for further investigation. The incident occurred shortly after crossing Old Firm Divide to leave Rangers FC and sign a long-term contract with Celtic.
Erskine, Renfrewshire’s midfielder, made his Rangers debut last season and signed a three-year deal in January. He is currently playing in Celtic’s B-team.
A GoFundMe page set up by Aidan’s friends in his memory has already raised over £10,000. In a message posted on the page, his family said the money would be donated to the students of his old school, Highland Secondary, who need financial help to go to university.
They wrote: “We believe this is a fitting tribute to Aidan. He was a kind and helpful friend who encouraged his fellow classmates to do their best. “
Paying tribute in a statement earlier this week, his family said: “Aidan was cherished by his family and greatly loved and respected by his friends and community.
“Aidan left Highland Secondary School in the summer and was due to go to Dundee the following Saturday to attend the University of Dundee.
“He created a bright future for himself and was really looking forward to these opportunities and challenges. It is so cruel that his life has been robbed like this.
“The family would like to thank friends, especially Aidan’s friends, and the wider community for their love, support and kindness.”
Highland Secondary School headmaster Lewis Edgerton paid tribute to the alumnus.
He said: “Aidan was in many ways a very special young man; Thoughtful, ambitious, willing to lead a good and meaningful life.
“Anyone who enjoyed teaching Aidan also fondly remembers him for his inquisitive mind and sense of justice.
“He was very excited about his future at the University of Dundee, a conversation I recently shared with him, eager to study politics more deeply in the knowledge that some Highland alumni are also in Dundee. were studying, so they would have their own highland family there.”
Sergeant Scott Sutherland of the Scottish Police’s Road Policing Unit said the car involved had been traced by police.
He said: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
“He has been released for further investigation. We would like to thank everyone who has contacted us so far regarding the appeal, and urge anyone who has information but has not yet contacted us. “
Granthshala Celtic FC have been contacted for comment.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /