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Celtic footballer Ciaran Dickson, 19, is arrested after 18-year-old is killed in ‘hit-and-run’ 

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Celtic footballer Ciaran Dickson, 19, has been arrested after 18-year-old is killed in Glasgow ‘hit-and-run’

  • Celtic starlet Ciaran Dickson, 19, arrested Sunday after alleged hit-and-run
  • Aidan Pilkington, 18, found seriously injured by the roadside in Glasgow
  • Aidan’s family paid tribute to the teenager who was about to enter university
  • Dickson was arrested on Sunday before being released pending an investigation










A footballer has been arrested after a teenager was killed in an alleged hit-and-run on Saturday morning.

Celtic starlet Ciaran Dickson, 19, was taken into custody after 18-year-old Aidan Pilkington was mowed down on Crow Road, Glasgow, in the early hours of the morning.

Aidan was found seriously injured by the side of the road and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital at 12:20 p.m. but could not be rescued.

Dickson, who plays for the Celtic B team, was arrested on Sunday before being released pending an investigation and a car was traced yesterday following a police call.

The midfielder, who hails from Erskine in Renfrewshire, made his debut for Rangers last season and was awarded a three-year contract in January.

Celtic starlet Ciaran Dickson, 19, was taken into custody after 18-year-old Aidan Pilkington (pictured) was mowed down on Crow Road, Glasgow in the early morning hours

Dickson (pictured), who plays for the Celtic B team, was arrested on Sunday before being released pending an investigation and a car was traced yesterday

Dickson (pictured), who plays for the Celtic B team, was arrested on Sunday before being released pending an investigation and a car was traced yesterday

The Scotland Under-19 international signed with Celtic earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Aidan’s family paid tribute to the teenager, who was planning to move to Dundee next week for university.

They said, ‘Aidan was cherished by his family and much loved and respected by his friends and community.’

In June, the teen completed sixth grade at Hyndland Secondary School, with headteacher Louise Edgerton describing him as a “kind” and “loyal” friend who would be missed.

She added: ‘Aidan was in many ways a very special young man, thoughtful, ambitious, who wanted to live a good and meaningful life.

A GoFundMe page set up by Aidan's colleagues at McDonald's has raised £10,441

A GoFundMe page set up by Aidan’s colleagues at McDonald’s has raised £10,441

‘His family was well known to us, as he was the youngest of three, both brothers went to Hyndland before him.

“Anyone who has had the pleasure of teaching Aidan will remember him fondly for his inquisitive mind and sense of justice.”

A GoFundMe page set up by Aidan’s colleagues at McDonald’s has raised £10,441.

A comment on the page read: ‘After hearing the tragic news that one of our valued team members and friend has sadly passed away following a tragic road accident, we wanted to do as much as possible to support his family and everyone who cared about him. about him.

“To do this, we are raising money to help his family with whatever costs may arise during this tragic time. If someone could donate anything, however big or small, to show your support to their family and loved ones.”

Sergeant Scott Sutherland of the Road Police Unit said: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.

He has been released pending further investigation.

“We would like to thank everyone who has contacted us so far about the profession, and urge everyone who has information but has not yet contacted us.”

MailOnline has contacted Celtic FC for comment.

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