Scottish Town in mourning – tragic five-year-old Scott Chirashi – found dead after suffering ‘significant injury’


Smiling Scott in his P1 class at Alva Primary School

Smiling Scott in his P1 class at Alva Primary School

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

NEIGHBOURS and friends yesterday paid tearful tribute to a five-year-old schoolboy found dead at his home. Scott Chirashi’s body was found by police on Friday at his home in Alva, Clackmannanshire, having suffered “a significant injury”. His mother Farai, 32, is due to appear in court tomorrow in connection with his death. Scott’s sister was also found in the house in the town’s Carnaughton Place.

All day yesterday a stream of neighbours left flowers and soft toys outside the house in tribute to the tragic youngster. Farai, originally from Zimbabwe, had lived in Alva for several years. She moved to Carnaughton Place around six months ago with her family, including Scott’s father, named locally as Tichakunda. Devastated neighbour Chigozie Ononiwu, a Nigerian IT worker, said Scott was in the same class as his son at Alva Primary School.

Scott Chirashi, centre, at a holiday club at the local church

Scott Chirashi, centre, at a holiday club at the local church

He added: “I cried when I heard what had happened to Scott. “He was a lovely little boy and was due to come over to our house this weekend. “My own son is very upset. This is a very difficult thing to have to explain to him.”

One local mother, who asked not to be named, left several lit several candles at a makeshift shrine outside the house. She said: “Scott was in my son’s class. He was very popular and had a great personality. “Everyone liked him. He had such a lovely smile. It is heartbreaking.”

At times like this I guess we all question God. His family will be looked after, people like me will make sure they want for nothing and get all the support they need

At times like this I guess we all question God. His family will be looked after, people like me will make sure they want for nothing and get all the support they need

Postman David Gibson said Scott used to wave to him when he was delivering the mail. He added: “The family only moved in a few months ago. I didn’t really know them but this is shocking nevertheless. “Everyone tells me they were such a nice family.”

One teddy bear tribute left yesterday held a note with the words: “Dear God, Why???”

Flowers left by Alva Bowling Club had the message: “Sleep well, little one.” The Chirashi family were all members at Alva Baptist Church. Last night a friend of Farai’s from university said she was shocked to hear of Scott’s death. She said: “Farai loved her children so much.

Scott plays at the holiday club

Scott plays at the holiday club

“There was a group of four of us from Zimbabwe who became close at Stirling University. We met in 2006 and she was doing a general nursing degree. “She had to graduate at a different time from the rest of us because she had problems with childcare as her husband was working in Glasgow. “Her family was from Harare and after her dad died she looked after her mum for a while. “When her sister died in 2008, she tried to adopt her sister’s daughter. She loved her children.

Forensic experts comb the scene where flowers and teddy bear tributes were placed by friends and neighbours

Forensic experts comb the scene where flowers and teddy bear tributes were placed by friends and neighbours

“She had lived in Botswana for a while with her husband before coming to Scotland. “During university she was in my house just about every day because she lived in Alva and I was closer to campus. “I know she loved that boy so much, I can’t believe it.” Yesterday afternoon a team of forensic officers combed the house for clues to Scott’s death. Emergency services had raced to the house at 8.50am on Friday. Scott was declared dead at the scene. Police have revealed that the youngster had a “significant injury “ to his body.

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How the Scottish Media reported this tragic event below, the 2nd such incident to hit Scotland in a year after the Death of Edinburgh kid Mikaeel Kular https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/?s=Mikaeel+Kular+  We don’t have these things here so we don’t take it well. The police here don’t take it well. This was the police telling the media and people like my sons who were searching for Mikaeel below, at 18 seconds in you can hear people start to cry, Scotland as I say doesn’t have this happen, we don’t have these ways. So we take it VERY hard. Today Scotland mourns young Scott Chirashi and we wish he ‘Rest’s in Peace with God’ We don’t understand this in Scotland, we don’t get it. We are always there to support. Below in the video, my 2 sons and thousands more spent 3 days looking for Mikaeel, you can hear and see the utter sadness as the policeman says “Discovered the body of a young boy” And today as a nation we mourn again for a kid, a baby, whole life to lead, so sad, tragic. I am out of words, it’s very upsetting 

Outside my local police station, the policeman almost cries, police are real people here. Our ways make me not understand the rest of the World. We are not better nor worse, we are just a small country with 4.5 Million people in a country 12% populated. We feel it, it’s real, the policeman nearly cried, you seen him pause, as we watched live as all TV stations in Scotland cut to the police station, we all cried. My wife, my 2 sons and I. We didn’t know what to say. We knew the kid, we knew the family. In the end the Mother admitted it and did the right thing by not putting the family through a murder trial. May both Mikeeal and Scott R.I.P x

Mikaeel Kular and murder mum  Rosdeep Kular from the area I grew up as a kid

Mikaeel Kular and murder mum Rosdeep Kular from the area I grew up as a kid

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/town-mourning-after-tragic-five-year-old-4762362#rlabs=4

http://news.stv.tv/stirling-central/302691-mother-remains-in-police-custody-as-scott-chirashi-named-as-victim/

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Scott Brown – Captain for Club and Country


The Most Influential Player We Have

The Most Influential Player We Have

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

By Shaun Gibson

By Shaun Gibson

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Being from Edinburgh I had the pleasure of watching Scott Brown play through kids football, to the Hibs first team to Celtic and Scotland Captain. What a journey it has been. I used to live a free kick away from the away end at Easter Road and would often, time allowing take in the odd Hibs game. Scott Brown was a player I noticed very early. Scott trained with Falkirk nearer home and Rangers as kid before joining Hibs as a raw 13 year old. Scott signed his first professional contract in 2002 with Hibs, making his first start as a substitute in a 3–1 win against Aberdeen on May 3rd 2003. Even then you could tell as a raw 17 year old he had the hunger and desire to be the best. His debut against Aberdeen was near the end of season 2002/2003, in Hibs’ remaining two matches of the season and scored in both, a double in a 2–1 win against Livingston and in a 3–2 defeat to Partick Thistle. Hibs then Chief Scout John Park was the one who spotted Scott playing and the rest is history. His mother would regularly take Brown to Hibs training sessions in Edinburgh and Motherwell where he was coached by Davie MacMillan, Gordon Rae, John Park and Keith Wright. Brown became a regular in the Hibernian team in the 2003–04 season, playing 41 times in all competitions and scoring four goals. He was fast catching the eyes of Scouts from all over England then closer to home. His wit in-front of the cameras was noted and we could all see a very young confident player emerging into Scottish football, Scott won Young Player of the Year award. In 2007, the year after winning his dream move

The Famous “Dunno” Video

Scott came through the ranks at Hibs with a few good players at this point. Kevin Thompson his close friend signed for former Scottish side Rangers FC in 2007. Reading FC were showing a real interest in Scott and had rumoured to have tabled a £2+ deal for the kid, Scott famously said afterwards

If I had chosen Reading I would probably be fighting a relegation battle next season and then maybe disappearing into the Championship. In two years’ time people would have been saying, ‘Remember that lad Scott Brown – whatever happened to him?’

Reading were indeed relegated at the end of the 2007–08 season. Despite intense speculation that he would move to Rangers, with Rangers fans taunting Hibs fans that Brown would sign for them, Brown agreed a move to Celtic with real interest from another team who used to play in Glasgow

Who Doesn’t Remember Ex Scottish Side Rangers FC Singing This 

Agent Willie McKay commented that Brown was excited about playing for such a successful club and the chance to play in the UEFA Champions League. Brown was transferred for £4.4 million, the largest transfer fee exchanged between two Scottish clubs. His last game for Hibs at the end of season 2007/2008 was a home game against Celtic and he scored a superb goal. He scored many goals for Hibs but had a positional change to holding midfielder at Celtic. Gordon Strachan allows Scott to be a box to box player and I personally think this is his best position. You can’t hold a player like Scott Brown back, he needs the freedom of a football park to do what he does best. Strachan has been a HUGE factor in Scott’s development from a young kid to a grown up and a leader of men

Then came the ‘Broony’ and an awakening into a real Celtic captain

When he started his Celtic career many Celtic fans at the start didn’t see a £4.4 Million pound player but over time we seen a young kid grow into club and country captain. He is vital to Celtic now, when he isn’t there we don’t play as well. In the big games he lifts the players and will tackle with his face if needed. His most famous goal for Celtic to date was, well you seen it above, that goal will go down in Celtic history for all of time

With it being a record fee many Celtic fans wanted immediate return, but we waited and it was worth the wait

With it being a record fee many Celtic fans wanted immediate return, but we waited and it was worth the wait

Brown was a regular in the Scotland national under-21 football team managed by Rainer Bonhof, who recommended Brown to contacts in his native Germany. Brown made his debut for Scotland as a substitute in a friendly against the USA in November 2005, then making his competitive debut for Scotland in March 2007, coming on as a substitute for Gary Teale during a Euro 2008 qualifying match against Georgia. Having performed well in that appearance, his first start for Scotland in the following match, a 2–0 defeat against 2006 World Cup winners Italy. Scott never looked back and was appointed captain by then new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan in February 2013 the same Manager who gave Scott his chance at the big time. The last two games for Scotland, Georgia at home (1-0) and Poland away (2-2) Scott was man of the match in both games. A few Scottish International players who ply their trade in the English game stated this week they think Scott can play top 6 in the English Premiership no problem, let’s hope he remains with Celtic for life, he is peaking at the age of 29 and we will see him get even better. I think he is happy at Celtic. His comment regarding Reading FC when he was younger I think tells us all he won’t leave Celtic to become a player who is unknown and disappears into the English game, Scott wants to be a Celtic legend, no inside knowledge here, you can just tell. The impact he is having for Celtic and Scotland just now is superb, Scott has a good 5 years left in him, let’s hope they are in the green and white hoops

His goal against Poland away (0-1)

Money doesn’t buy you this attitude 

/ Broony /

/ Broony /

 

A video of Scot’s career so far via the SFA Website

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