Tayside and Central Scotland

'Big Mags' Haney's grandson laid to rest

Barry Bradley funeral
Image caption Barry Bradley's funeral was held at St Mary's Church in Stirling

The funeral for the grandson of convicted drug dealer Margaret "Big Mags" Haney has been held in Stirling.

Barry Bradley, 18, was found stabbed on 25 July in Alva, Clackmannanshire, where many of the Haney family now live. He died later in hospital.

Before the funeral, attended by more than 100 mourners, his grandmother said: "My heart's lying in that coffin."

Jack Cramb, 19, from Alva, has been charged with Mr Bradley's murder.

A second man - 23-year-old Brent Fairley - has been accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the attack.

'Beautiful grandson'

Mr Bradley's mother, Catherine Haney, led the mourners after arriving at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Stirling.

"Big Mags" Haney, who was jailed for 12 years in 2003 after pleading guilty to controlling a family "business" that supplied heroin in Stirling, wrote a eulogy read out by Father Raphael Mkuzi.

It spoke of Mr Bradley having been ill for the first 17 months of his life, but growing into "a nice young adult with a comical personality and a nice sense of humour".

The pall bearers included the dead teenager's uncles Hugh, William and Joseph - all Haneys - and his cousin John Donald.

Mr Bradley was buried in St Thomas' Cemetery in Cambusbarron, Stirling, next to his grandfather, John.

At the cemetery, 68-year-old Mrs Haney, who has battled cancer, was wheeled to the grave side but struggled to her feet, supported by family members, to pay her last respects.

Earlier, she said: "We just want to pay tribute to my beautiful grandson.

"I can guarantee you there will be a good turnout at the funeral. We will be out in force.

"It's not going to be a celebration of his life. This is the tragic death of my wee grandson."

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