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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


Detectives to resume questioning boy over school stabbing

Detectives are set to continue questioning a 16-year-old boy over the stabbing of a student at a school in Aberdeen.

Bailey Gwynne, also 16, died in hospital after being attacked at Cults Academy in the west of the city yesterday afternoon.

Bailey Gwynne died shortly after being taken to hospital. Credit: Facebook

The fifth year pupil was described as a "very gentle, caring" young man by his headteacher after he was reportedly attacked in the school's snack area.

A murder investigation has been launched.

Stabbing reopens debate on knife arches in schools

The fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne has reopened the debate on whether metal detectors should be installed at school gates.

The tragedy, which happened during lunchbreak at the Cults Academy in Aberdeen, is the first pupil on pupil killing in the UK for more than a decade.

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports:

Aberdeen church opens doors in wake of school tragedy

A church in Aberdeen has opened its doors to those mourning the death of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed on his school lunchbreak.

Reverend Ewen Gilchrist, of Cults Parish Church, said: "Nobody could have foreseen these events and people are still trying to come to terms with the consequences.

"Obviously our hearts and prayers are with Bailey's family. And of course, we always feel so useless in the wake of such a tragedy.

"But the one thing we felt we could do is open the church doors so that if people wanted to they could come here."

Schoolboy was 'stabbed to death during lunchbreak'

Video report by ITV News Reporter Rebecca Barry

A boy was stabbed to death at school during his lunchbreak, witnesses have told ITV News.

The 16-year-old, named locally as Bailey Gwynne, is said to have been attacked in the snack bar area of Cults Academy in Aberdeen.

One witness said he saw the boy lying on the ground "covered in blood".

Teachers tried to put pressure on the wound, believed to be on the right side of his stomach, but there was "so much blood", the witness added.

Pupils at the school, which will be closed for two days while police carry out their investigation, have been offered counselling in the wake of the tragedy.

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