Tributes paid to murdered Airdrie security officer whose own work van was used to dump blood-soaked and battered body in grim getaway

1 Nov, 2018

Tributes paid to murdered Airdrie security officer whose own work van was used to dump blood-soaked and battered body in grim getaway

TRIBUTES have been paid to a murdered security guard whose own work van was used to dump his blood-soaked body.

Mohammad Abu Sammour, 49, was found bloodied and beaten by a passer-by at a new housing development near Motherwell on Sunday night.

Cops raced to the scene in Panmuir Crescent at around 1am but tragic Mohammad, from Caldercruix, Airdrie, died in hospital a short time later.

A white Peugeot Partner van used to transport him to the dumping site was spotted speeding off from the scene.

Police have now confirmed this motor was Mohammad’s own work vehicle.

The sickening getaway revelation comes as devastated friends and former co-workers pay tribute to the “lovely and kind” dad of four.

Arleen Morrison said: Aww lovely man too served him often at work always had his kids with him his wee boy has the most beautiful eyes.

“RIP such a cruel world we live in don’t feel safe on our streets anymore.”

Susan O’Neill Brown added: “He was a lovely kind man and has left behind his wife Freya and 4 young boys a can’t believe this sad news.

“Absolutely gutted. You will be missed.”

And Lorraine Sweeney Martin wrote: “I used to work with Abu in BW in Coatbridge when he was security there couldn’t have got a nicer man this is shocking.

“I hope with all my heart they find whoever done this, my thoughts and prayers are with his family so sad.”

Meanwhile, Ann Sloan said: This is so sad a nicer guy you couldn’t meet worked hard for his wee family can’t believe it.”

Mohammad worked as a site security supervisor, travelling around a number of sites across the Central Belt in his van.

We told earlier how the motor was abandoned and torched around two miles away from the horror scene at the Taylor Wimpey estate – under construction between Holytown and Newarthill near Motherwell.

The van is understood to have been spotted fleeing from the Torrance estate before cops taped off a park in nearby New Stevenston.

Fresh tyre tracks could be seen in mud at a popular recreational site called The Burn.

Detective Chief Inspector David Pinkney, of the Major Investigation Teams, is now appealing for information to find the brutes responsible.

He said: “Around 1.05am on Sunday morning, a witness reported seeing a small white van being driven off at speed on a roadway adjacent to Panmuir Crescent.

“On investigating this incident, the witness discovered Mohammad Abu Sammour lying seriously injured on the roadway and contacted the emergency services.

“Despite the medical assistance provided to Mr Abu Sammour he died in the early hours of the morning.

“We now believe that the vehicle which was seen driving off is in fact Mr Abu Sammours’s works van which is a white Peugeot Partner van with blue writing on the side.

“We also need to ascertain if anyone has seen this white van between 1.00 am and midday on Sunday, 28 October, when it was found burnt out within waste gound situated between the A723 and Burn Crescent, New Stevenston.

“Mr Abu Sammour’s family has been left devastated, it is imperative that we trace those responsible for his death as soon as possible, and I need help from the local community of Newarthill and Holytown to achieve that.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference number 348 of 28th October.

Source – the scottish sun