THE heartbroken dad of a man who was murdered by a thug who broke off his electronic tag has revealed he is dying of cancer - as he continues his fight for justice over his son's death.

Michael McClelland told a radio station that he has only been given weeks to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

His son Craig was knifed by James Wright, 26, in Paisley in July 2017. The serial offender had been 'unlawfully at large' for five months when he killed the 31-year-old. The knife thug had sabotaged his home detention curfew tag. 

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The Scottish Sun reports that Michael told the radio station: “Unfortunately it looks like now in a couple of months I might not be here.

“I need answers to my son’s death.

"I’m a strong guy. And my faith tells me I’m going to see my son again one day.

“But I want answers before I go."

The Scottish Government has previously ruled out holding a fatal accident inquiry into how Wright was allowed to roam free before killing dad-of-three Craig.

Michael also said he’s given up on the legal system - despite the family meeting with justice secretary Humza Yousaf last year.

He said: “I’m probably at my lowest ebb when it comes to the Scottish justice system. Craig’s murder has destroyed my family.

“I decided 24 months ago that a lot of my family would move aside and let me fight for justice for Craig.

“That was my job as a dad to go and do that.

“I haven’t heard anything in the 26 months since Craig was murdered that’s reassured me.

“I constantly listen to soundbites - ‘robust’...‘lessons will be learned’. It means nothing.”

The family has been campaigning to make it a specific crime to break off an electronic tag.

They have also asked the Lord Advocate James Wolff QC to find out why Wright was not taken back to prison before he had a chance to attack.

Wright was jailed for life in June 2018 but claimed he did not get a fair trial. A later appeal was squashed.