Family of hit and run victim issue appeal

Ian Brown died walking back from a night out in Girvan on Saturday.
Ian Brown died walking back from a night out in Girvan on Saturday.

The family of a Dailly man who was killed in a hit and run near Girvan at the weekend has appealed for information surrounding his death.

The body of 48-year-old Ian Brown was found on the B748 Dailly to Girvan Road at around 03.05am on Saturday July 28.

Mr Brown had been a guest at Girvan Bowling Club the previous afternoon with colleagues from Network Rail, where a club spokesman said he had had a couple of drinks at the green before leaving between 6.30 and 7pm with a group headed into the town.

Yesterday Mr Brown’s wife Myra and sister Yvonne Holland issued a statement through Strathclyde Police.

“Ian was a loving husband and father. His death has left our whole family devastated and we will miss him dearly. We live in a small community and are well known within that community. His death will be a great loss,” the family said.

“I am asking anyone who knows anything, even if they think it’s not relevant, to please pass it on to the police. It’s so important to us that we find out what happened to Ian so please, please come forward.

“Only when we know what happened to Ian will we be able to begin the process of moving on and trying to come to terms with his death.”

Earlier this week a spokesman for Girvan Bowling Club told the Carrick Gazette: “Everybody is saddened about the news. He was not a member but he is a local lad; everybody knew him. It is terrible.”

Sergeant Jackie Dunbar of Central Road Policing, Helen St, Govan, said: “Mr Brown was walking home to Dailly after a night out with friends at Girvan Bowling Club when it appears he was hit by a vehicle.

“He left a local kebab shop at around midnight to begin his walk home. I’m keen to find out exactly what happened over the next three hours.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Dunbar or PC Colin Brown on 0141 532 5400.

To give information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.