A POLICE Scotland detective has welcomed the court verdict that found Darren Sinclair’s killers guilty.

The 27-year-old from Drumchapel was stabbed through his heart and his body was left on wasteland in Drumchapel last November.

Yesterday, at the High Court in Glasgow, Joseph McIntyre was convicted of murder and Robert Dunn was found guilty of culpable homicide following a five-week trial.

Detective Superintendent Mark Bell of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team released a statement following the court case.

He said: “Darren was a vulnerable young man who was lured to his pre-planned and violent death. We welcome the court verdict.

“Darren was a father, son and brother and was much loved by his family.

“Nobody deserves to die in this way, and we hope that the verdict will give the family some comfort in what has been a painful and distressing time for them.

“Officers worked on the investigation tirelessly leading to the arrest of McIntyre and Dunn, however I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the public for their support in helping us piece together Mr Sinclair’s movements in the lead up to his death.”

McIntyre and Dunn are due to be sentenced on October 23.