Clydebank youth worker blamed by callous husband killer for row that sparked murder found dead
A man involved in a row with husband killer Lorna Middleton has been found dead - just hours after a jury convicted her of murder.
The body of Kieran Spence, 24, was found in a property in North Douglas Street in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, yesterday morning.
Kieran Spence was found dead at his Clydebank home on Friday
Evil Lorna Middleton killed husband William after he didn't 'back her up' in a row with Kieran
Police were alerted to the youth work volunteer's death and cordoned off the home, shared with his parents Davie and Lynn.
Forensics were spotted examining the property and removing items, including a bag of clothing from the house.
A source said: "Kieran lived with his parents and was a well liked lad. Everyone who knew him are just devastated.
"We think police alerted his mum to come home from work when he was discovered dead, we could hear her screaming when she entered the house. It's so sad."
The day before, at Glasgow High Court, Middleton, 36, was convicted of killing 38-year-old hubby William - known as Billy.
The court heard the couple had people at their flat the night before his death on June 26, 2020, when the mum got into a fight with Kieran, a friend of a neighbour, and threw a bottle at him.
She later raged at Billy after he didn't "back her up" in the barmy which ended in her fatally knifing him in the chest in a bloodbath attack.
He was also found with a broken rib and fractured neck after being throttled by the deranged mum of four at their Clydebank home.
In evidence, the callous killer claimed she was attacked by her husband when they were left alone in the flat, but later told cops "revenge is a dish best served cold".
Jurors dismissed her claims and she was found guilty of murder. She will be sentenced next month.
Tributes have poured in for amateur footballer Kieran on social media, who was described as "one in a million."
Corey Smith, wrote on Facebook: "Rest easy Kieran Spence, you were one in million.
"Can't process that you're gone, sleep tight mate. Heaven gained another angel."
Mark Kelly added: "Gutted man canny believe it. Love you to bits wee man, what a boy you were."
Connor McNeil wrote: "There's only wan Kieran Spence, one of my longest dearest pals. I'll cherish every memory wee got bro.
"Love you brother fly high."
Kieran's team Lovat Arms FC have now launched a JustGiving page which has already raised more than £1,085 for his devastated family, just hours after going live.
A heartfelt message read: "Sadly today we lost a great player who’s been at the team since it first started, Kieran Spence was a player any dressing room would want.
"He not only terrorised the opposition with his speed and skill but his razor sharp patter.
"As a club we’re devastated but as a team we’re united. Please help us raise money to help the Spence family at this horrendous time, no donations too small and every penny will go to Kieran's family."
Youth organisation Y Sort It West Dumbartonshire, where Kieran volunteered and worked, also paid tribute to their "one of a kind" employee.
They said: "We are heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Kieran Spence.
"Kieran had the best banter, we shared so many laughs. He helped create so many happy memories for many young people as part of our Y Sort It team.
"A true top of the hill boy, one of a kind. Our thoughts are with Kieran’s family & his friends.
"Fly high Kieran, you will never be forgotten."
A police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to a property on North Douglas Street, Clydebank around 11.35am on Friday, 17 September 2021 following the report of concern for a person.
"A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
"There appear to be no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”
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