Scotland

Lawyer Paul McBride's body flown home from Pakistan

Paul McBride QC
Image caption Mr McBride was found dead in a hotel room after complaining of feeling unwell

The body of leading Scottish QC Paul McBride has been flown back to Scotland from Pakistan.

Mr McBride, 47, was found dead in his hotel room in Lahore on Sunday after complaining of feeling unwell the previous evening.

A post-mortem examination found there were no suspicious circumstances.

He will be laid to rest at St Conval's Cemetery in Barrhead on Monday, following a requiem mass at St Aloysius' Church in Glasgow.

Fellow lawyer Aamer Anwar, who had been travelling with Mr McBride on the business trip, said: "It is not a cliche to say that Scotland has lost a son.

"For many Paul McBride was an outstanding and fearless lawyer, a good friend and loving son and partner.

"I hope the fact that Paul is now finally back home will provide some peace and comfort."

Mr Anwar added: "I want to thank Paul's friends including the lord advocate, Strathclyde Police and the first minister's office, who provided real support in horrific circumstances.

"I would ask now for some privacy."

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