Murder inquiry after boy, 14, stabbed to death at Glasgow railway station

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Image caption, Justin McLaughlin was rushed to infirmary but was aboriginal pronounced dead

Police person launched a execution enquiry pursuing the decease of a 14-year-old lad who was stabbed astatine a railway presumption successful Glasgow.

Justin McLaughlin was recovered earnestly injured astatine High Street presumption astatine astir 15:45 connected Saturday.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital wherever helium was pronounced dormant a abbreviated clip later.

Police Scotland said an extended probe was nether mode and appealed for witnesses to travel forward.

The teen was a pupil astatine St Ambrose High School successful Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

The school's caput teacher, James McParland, said helium was "a valued subordinate of our assemblage and his nonaccomplishment volition beryllium felt by unit and pupils alike".

Mr McParland added that further pastoral enactment would beryllium disposable to pupils astatine the schoolhouse erstwhile they instrumentality connected Monday morning.

Image caption, Justin was recovered earnestly injured astatine High Street presumption successful Glasgow

The onslaught was described by constabulary arsenic "a shocking enactment of unit successful wide daylight, which has seen a lad tragically suffer his life".

Det Ch Insp Brian Geddes, of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said: "Our thoughts precise overmuch stay with Justin's household and friends. His household person asked for their privateness to beryllium respected astatine this precise hard time, and they are being supported by specializer officers.

"Although inquiries are astatine an aboriginal stage, what we bash cognize is that an incidental took spot astatine High Street bid presumption and we are definite that determination volition beryllium radical who whitethorn person witnessed thing successful the pb up to this.

"The country would person been engaged with members of the nationalist and commuters and we are urging those who person immoderate information, nary substance however small, to get successful interaction with police."

British Transport Police said it would beryllium expanding uniformed patrols successful the section country successful the coming days "to assistance reassure the travelling public".

Detectives person acceptable up an online portal to promote members of the nationalist to taxable information.

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