Ex-Dundee owner’s great grandson dies in accident

Former Dundee owner Peter Marr. Picture: SNS
Former Dundee owner Peter Marr. Picture: SNS
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A TEN-month old baby boy, who is the great grandson of former Dundee football club owner Peter Marr, has died following a tragic accident at his parents’ home in Dundee.

Little Karson McNally died at the city’s Ninewells Hospital on Monday, despite the efforts of paramedics and medical staff to resuscitate him.

Peter Marr who, together with his brother Jimmy, owned 76 per cent of the Dens Park side until he stepped down from his executive role at the club in 2006.

It is understood that Mr Marr and his wife Anne have flown back to Dundee from holiday to comfort Karson’s parents, their granddaughter Demi, 20, and husband Martin McNally, 25, whose home is in the Fintry area of the city.

The anguished family said in a statement: “We have been left utterly devastated by this tragic accident.

“Karson meant everything to the family and we would like to be left alone at this very difficult time for all of us in order to come to terms with what is a devastating and tragic loss.”

A spokeswoman for the Tayside Division of Police Scotland confirmed that the force was continuing to investigate the “full circumstances” of the sudden death of an infant in the city.

She said: “Emergency services attended at an address in Finmore Street, Dundee, at about 7.30pm on Monday, 29 April, after a ten-month old baby boy had taken gravely unwell. Attempts were made to resuscitate the infant at his home address and these efforts were continued by paramedics en route to Ninewells Hospital. Tragically he was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.”

She added: “ Police enquiries into the full set of circumstances are continuing and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”