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Teenager to be sentenced for killing Bailey Gwynne

Bailey Gwynne was stabbed to death at Cults Academy in Aberdeen Credit: Family handout

A 16-year-old who stabbed to death a fellow schoolboy is due to be sentenced.

Bailey Gwynne, also 16, died from a knife wound to the chest in a fight at Cults Academy in Aberdeen in October 2015.

A youth who cannot be named for legal reasons was convicted of culpable homicide following a five-day trial.

Read: Teenager found guilty of killing of 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne

Funeral of stabbed schoolboy Bailey Gwynne held

Bailey Gwynne Credit: Family photo

The funeral of Bailey Gwynne, who died after being stabbed at his Aberdeen school, was held today.

The pallbearers carry the coffin. Credit: STV

The 16-year-old was fatally injured during an incident at Cults Academy on 28 October.

Family gather behind the hearse. Credit: STV

The private funeral service was held in Maryculter, in Aberdeen, where Bailey lived.

Dozens of mourners gathered outside the church and walked behind the hearse.

The crowd follow the hearse down the lane. Credit: STV

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody after being charged with murder and having a blade or point on school premises.


Flowers left at school gates after stabbing

Pupils have been arriving at the school gates to leave flowers Credit: PA

Flowers have been left at the gates of Cults Academy in Aberdeen following the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old pupil Bailey Gwynne.

A steady stream of pupils, many visibly shocked and tearful, visited from late on Wednesday to leave flowers.

Cults Academy, that has topped the Scottish Schools league table, will be closed for the rest of the week and counselling is being offered to pupils.

Police remain at the scene of school stabbing

A police presence remains at the Cults Academy school in Aberdeen. Credit: PA

Police remain at an Aberdeen school where "gentle and caring" pupil Bailey Gwynne, 16, was stabbed to death on Wednesday.

Scotland Police continue to question another 16-year-old boy in relation to the attack which is thought to have taken place in a communal area called The Street at Cults Academy.

Police Scotland have not formally named the teenager but said his family have been told.

This is a shocking and extraordinary incident for Aberdeen, and firstly our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who has sadly lost his life.

'A full and thorough inquiry has been launched and there will be a police presence in the area for the foreseeable future.

– Commander for Aberdeen South police, Chief Inspector Graeme Mackie
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