Second suspect cleared of murder bid outside school

Martyn Fitzsimmons, 37, was accused of being involved in an attack on Ross Monaghan.

Police: St George's Primary School in Penilee. STV

A second suspect has been cleared of a murder bid on a father outside a school.

Martyn Fitzsimmons, 37, was accused of being involved in an attack on Ross Monaghan in January this year.

The incident is said to have occurred at St George's primary school in Penilee, Glasgow.

On Friday, prosecutors accepted his not guilty plea to the allegation.

Fitzsimmons instead pleaded guilty to two firearms charges as well as concealing criminal property during the hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

He will return to the dock next year.

Fitzsimmons' co-accused on the shooting charge, Mark Richardson, 30, was last week cleared of involvement.

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Three men will go on trial later this month to face a number of allegations including being involved in a five-year campaign of organised crime.

David Sell, 49; Barry O'Neill, 37, and Steven McArdle, 33, deny all the accusations.

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