Vigil will be held after Big Issue vendor is killed

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Flowers have been left in tribute to him outside Sainsbury's on Buchanan Street where he frequently stood

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20th June 2019 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

A vigil will be held for popular Big Issue vendor Paul Kelly who died in a violent incident at the weekend.

The 50-year-old, who sold the magazine in Glasgow and East Kilbride, was known for his catchphrase: "Don't be shy, give it a try".

Flowers have been left in tribute to him outside Sainsbury's on Buchanan Street where he frequently stood.

Mr Kelly was fatally wounded in Knightswood last week, and a man has been charged with his murder.

Big Issue editor Paul McNamee confirmed a memorial vigil for Mr Kelly would be held early next week.

He tweeted: "Increasing number of flowers and messages at Paul Kelly's pitch in Glasgow City centre. Incredible volume of messages we've received at @bigissue show how loved he was.

"We will hold a memorial vigil for Paul early next week. Details to follow soon."