Tribute paid to former Carnoustie man

A former Carnoustie man who died in a road traffic accident after a Christmas night out has been described as a loving and caring partner and father.

Stuart Burns (41), who was originally from the town, died after the incident in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on Saturday morning after a Christmas party with colleagues from the medical supplies firm he worked for.

Mr Burns had lived in the area with his partner of 22 years, Ann Marks, and their two daughters aged 20 and seven.

He died on the A448 Bromsgrove Highway after a collision involving three vehicles on the Redditch-bound carriageway at about 6 a.m. on Saturday (December 14). His family say they don’t know how he came to be walking along the highway.

Miss Marks paid tribute to the former Kinloch Primary and Carnoustie High School pupil and asked anybody who may have information about his final hours to contact West Mercia Police.

She said: “He was loving and caring, and would do anything for me and the kids.

“We are going to keep things as normal as possible and celebrate Christmas for the sake of our youngest, because that is what Stuart would have wanted.

“We are asking for anyone who saw him that night to come forward so they can help us piece together his last hours. Anyone with any information, please tell the police.

“Our thoughts are with the drivers of the cars. They must be devastated.”

Mr Burns had been for a meal in Worcester with colleagues, and had arrived back in Bromsgrove at about 1.30 a.m. on Saturday, going to the town’s Love 2 Love nightclub.

His family learned of his death after reporting him missing on Saturday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police.