East Dunbartonshire road reopens as police investigate death of young man

A road in East Dunbartonshire is now open after a police investigation into the death of a young man.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after Kieran Paul Murphy (23) who was found critically injured, died in hospital.

He had been hit by a car, said police.

A member of the public found him with serious head injuries on Balmore Road around 9.50pm on Wednesday, October 7.

Detectives say Kieran was found lying near a 30mph road traffic sign just before Bardowie village.

He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he died two days later.

Extensive enquiries have been taking place to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Balmore Road is now open again after remaining closed at Craigmaddie Road and the Allander Toll Roundabout since the accident.

Detective Chief Inspector Gillian Grant said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area of Balmore Road on Wednesday night and noticed anything which could be helpful to our inquiries to please get in touch.

“It is possible that the driver of the vehicle may not have been aware they hit Kieran, or may now be frightened to come forward, but I would like to urge you to contact police.

“A young man has lost his life, leaving his family utterly devastated, and we must find answers for them.”

Ms Grant also urged any motorist with dashcam footage and who was in the area around the time of the incident to check in case they “captured anything of importance”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 101, quoting incident number 3599 of Wednesday 7 October 2020. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.