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Family 'devastated' by James Simpson car thief murder

The son of a pensioner who was murdered when a car thief ran him over outside his South Lanarkshire home has said his mother no longer wants to live.

Jamie Simpson's father, James, 76, died after being hit by his black Land Rover Discovery in Graham Place, Ashgill, near Larkhall, on Tuesday night.

He described his father as a "man deeply content with life" and said his death had devastated the family. James Cook reports.

  • 02 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK