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THREE DIE IN NIGHT OF SLAUGHTER; Disabled man stabbed in street.


A DISABLED man was found stabbed to death yards from his home.

And detectives were last night investigating two unrelated killings elsewhere in Scotland.

Brian Johnstone, 47, who suffered from Huntington's Disease, which affects the nervous system, was found in a pool of blood in the street in Glenrothes, Fife.

Police said it followed a disturbance in the normally quiet street.

A 17-year-old man was yesterday arrested in connection with the death and is expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Brian's distraught brother James, 51, said: "This is really shocking.

"He was my young brother and I am finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that he has gone.

"Brian had the same disease as me - Huntington's. He was my brother and he didn't deserve to go like that."

James was speaking after he left a bunch of flowers at the scene where Brian was killed.

A spokesman for Fife Police said: "A 47-year-old man died at the scene after a disturbance in Adamson Place, in the Rimbelton area of Glenrothes on Friday night."

Neighbours were shocked at Brian's death and one said: "The first we knew anything was wrong was when I saw the flashing blue lights and the place was busy with policemen.

"It is horrible to think that somebody died in the street there."

A police forensic team spent most of yesterday examining the scene.

Meanwhile, the body of a 39-year-old man was found in the entrance to a block of flats in the Ayrshire village of Catrine.

The discovery was made at 10.40pm on Friday. And earlier in Glasgow, a man was found lying seriously injured in Bedford Lane in the Gorbals at 9.30pm.

The 30-year-old died soon after his arrival at hospital.

Police are treating both deaths as suspicious.



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Date:Mar 29, 2009
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