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Police Launch Murder Inquiry Following Death Of A 14-year-old Boy


A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a 14-year-old boy who was fatally injured at a railway station.

Justin McLaughlin, 14, was fatally injured in an incident at a station in Glasgow city centre.
From Eden, PA Scotland

Justin McLaughlin was found seriously hurt at High Street station in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon following what police have described as a “shocking act of violence”.

He was taken to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but could not be saved.

The station in the city centre remained closed overnight as officers investigated the scene, with trains being diverted.

This was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, which has seen a boy tragically lose his life
Marc Francey, British Transport Police

Police Scotland have now confirmed they are treating the death as murder and are appealing for any witnesses who can help with their investigation.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Brian Geddes, of Police Scotland’s major investigation team, said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Justin’s family and friends.

“His family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time, and they are being supported by specialist officers.

“Although inquiries are at an early stage, what we do know is that an incident took place at High Street train station and we are sure that there will be people who may have witnessed something in the lead up to this murder.

“The area would have been busy with members of the public and commuters and we are urging those who have any information, no matter how small, to get in contact with police.”

He added that part of the incident was captured on CCTV, which would be a “huge advantage”, and that while it was too early to say if the attack was targeted or not, Police would be keeping an open mind.

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