Man arrested for murder of champion bodybuilder

Michael O'Hanlon and Eileen Kirkwood at the Falkirk branch of Musclebox O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon and Eileen Kirkwood at the Falkirk branch of Musclebox O'Hanlon

Police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of Falkirk business owner and champion bodybuilder Michael O’Hanlon.

Mr O’Hanlon (45), and his East Bridge Street business Musclebox O’Hanlon featured on the business page of last week’s Falkirk Herald.

The Mr Scotland bodybuilding champion was found dead at around noon in the Moorpark Industrial Estate in Stevenson, Ayshire yesterday. He had been stabbed.

Police Scotland stated a 43-year old man has been arrested and detained in police custody in connection with the incident.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal and the man is believed to be appearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today.

Mr O’Hanlon, who spend time in jail for drug dealing in 2014, was due to marry his business partner Eileen Kirkwood later this year.

The current National Amateur Body Builders’ Association (NABBA) Mr Scotland, he only opened the latest branch of his Musclebox O’Hanlon bodybuilding and fitness supplement operation in Falkirk two weeks ago.