Murder probe as boy, 14, stabbed to death at busy station in daytime

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A murder investigation has been launched into a “shocking act of violence” in which a 14-year-old boy was killed at Glasgow railway station on Saturday afternoon.

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Justin McLaughlin was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in the city, but could not be saved.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Geddes, Senior Investigating Officer for Police Scotland. Said that some part of the incident was captured on CCTV but appealed to the witnesses.


Detective Inspector Mark Francie of the British Transport Police said: “It was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, which has seen a boy tragically lose his life.

“We are working closely with Police Scotland and doing everything we can to find those responsible, and I would urge any witnesses, or anyone in the area at the time, to contact us as soon as possible. Do.

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“We will increase our uniformed patrols in the local area in the coming days to help reassure the traveling public.”

James McParland, Justin’s headmaster at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge, said: “The community of St Ambrose High School is shocked and saddened by the death of Justin McLaughlin.

“Justin was an important member of our community and his loss will be felt by staff and students alike.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with their family and friends, and additional pastoral support will be available to youth within the school when they return on Monday morning.”

An online major incident public portal has been set up where witnesses or anyone with information can inform the police.

Alternatively, witnesses may call Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 2280 of 16 October, or by texting British Transport Police 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, with reference to the same date. Citing 394.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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