Community mourns the loss of ‘Mr Cumbernauld’

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 19:26 on 25 August 2015


Flowers have been laid at Afton Road in McLean's memory. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.

TRIBUTES continue to be posted online this evening in memory of Carbrain resident Jodie McLean, who lost his life following an ‘incident’ in Kildrum, last weekend.

Posts published on social networking websites tell a story of a talkative, kind man, dubbed by some of those who knew him as ‘Mr Cumbernauld’.

Tonight (25th August), a Facebook page set-up in memory of Mr McLean has attracted close to 400 likes, while flowers continue to be laid near the scene where Mr McLean lost his life.

The outpouring of sympathy follows confirmation by Police Scotland on Saturday that a 46-year-old man had fallen from a third-storey flat in Afton Road, last Friday night. 

Mr McLean died in hospital, last Friday. Picture: Facebook.

Officers had been called to the scene at 11.40pm last Friday (21st August) to discover Mr McLean seriously injured.

Rushed to Monklands Hospital, in Airdrie, he was found dead upon arrival. 

On Saturday, a spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that a 46-year-old man had lost his life in hospital after an ‘incident’ in the Afton Road area of Kildrum, explaining that a post-mortem would shortly take place.

“At around 2340 hours on Friday 21 August 2015, police were called to a report that a man had fallen from a third floor window at a block of maisonette flats in Afton Road, Cumbernauld,” the spokeswoman confirmed.

“On arrival, officers found a 46 year old man seriously injured. He was taken by ambulance to Monklands District General Hospital in Airdrie, but was found to be dead on arrival.”

People have been visiting the scene today. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.

The spokeswoman explained that although “enquiries are continuing”, a “post mortem is due to take place to establish the exact cause of his death.”

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” she added.

As authorities continue with their investigations, flowers are being laid at the entrance to Afton Road, close to where Mr McLean died. 
McLean supported Rangers F.C. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.

A number of individuals were spotted visiting the scene earlier today, placing bouquets of flowers under the Afton Road road-sign, on Kildrum Road. 

Alongside the bouquets is a Rangers Football Club scarf, with the words “True legend. Jodie, RIP, my friend” inscribed in marker.

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