Questions over the death of a former Scottish footballer
Paul Hampshire was 40 years old and was the victim of an accident., dies. Police look for information.
Tragic news shocked everyone in the United Kingdom this Sunday. Paul Hampshire, a former Scottish professional soccer player, died at the age of 40 after being the victim of an accident: he was hit by a car. He played for Raith Rovers, Berwick Rangers, and East Fife, and was recognized by his brother Steven, who played for Chelsea. The local police ask for information to clarify his death.
“Road Police officers in East Lothian can confirm that the man who died after a fatal collision on the A1 near Dunbar over the weekend has been identified as 40-year-old Paul Hampshire. The incident took place around 1 am on Sunday, March 13, and involved a black Ford Fiesta,” reads the statement from the authorities in Scotland.
His family also spoke about it: “It is with a sad heart that Paul Hampshire, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, lost his life in a tragic accident. Paul was a devoted family man who was a character larger than life, an absolute legend and was loved by all who knew him”.
Now, the local police are trying to obtain information about who was the author of the unfortunate tragedy, since the investigation was opened two days ago and they have not yet managed to collect data in this regard. Therefore, they made a call to the community to clarify the situation.
“Inquiries into the accident are ongoing and we continue to urge anyone with information, or possible camera footage of the area. Our thoughts are very much with Paul’s family and friends at this terrible time,” said Inspector Brenda Sinclair, of the Dalkeith Road Police Unit.
The first to issue a statement after confirming Hampshire’s death was Raith Rovers. “The club was saddened to learn of the passing of former player Paul, who died after being hit by a car on Sunday. He signed for Rovers in July 1998 from Hutchison Vale and made 69 appearances scoring 2 goals. Paul is remembered for to have been blessed with a wonderful left foot,” they wrote.
East Fife also had a word for their former player: “The club is saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Hampshire. He made 53 appearances during his time at Bayview, scoring 5 goals. Our thoughts are with Paul’s family and friends at this time.” a sad moment.”
“Everyone at Berwick Rangers Football Club was devastated to learn of the passing of Paul Hampshire over the weekend. Paul amassed 65 appearances in all competitions and was a popular player with the fans, who admired his skill, work rate, and excellent performance. left-handed”, they remembered him in Berwick.