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Justin McLaughlin was found seriously injured at Glasgow’s High Street station on Saturday afternoon after what police described as a ‘shocking act of violence’.
He was taken to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.wikipedia
Police described the death of a 14-year-old boy last night as a “shocking loss of life.”
The station in the city center remained closed overnight while officers investigated the scene, and the trains were diverted.
Scotland’s police have now confirmed that they are treating the death as murder and are appealing to any witnesses who can help with their investigation.
A murder investigation was launched into the death of a 14-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a train station.
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Geddes of Scotland’s Police Chief Investigation Team said: “Our thoughts remain with Justin’s family and friends.
His family has asked that his privacy be respected at this difficult time and they are being supported by specialized agents.wikipedia
Although the investigations are in an early stage, what we do know is that an incident occurred at the High Street train station and we are sure there will be people who have witnessed something before this.
“The area would have been busy with members of the public and commuters and we are urging those with information, no matter how small, to contact the police.”
British Transport Police Detective Inspector Marc Francey added: “This was a shocking act of violence in broad daylight, in which a child tragically lost his life.
“ We are working closely with the Scottish Police and doing our best to find those responsible, and I urge any witnesses, or anyone who is in the area at the time and has seen anything suspicious, to contact us asap.
“We will also increase our uniformed patrols in the local area in the coming days to help reassure the traveling public.”
Justin’s headmaster at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge, James McParland, said: ‘The community of St Ambrose High School is shocked and saddened by the death of Justin McLaughlin.
‘Justin was a valued member of our community and his loss of him will be felt by staff and pupils alike.
‘Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends, and additional pastoral support will be available to young people within the school on their return on Monday morning.’
The tragic aftermath of the incident is believed to have been witnessed by a number of passengers on trains passing through the station, which connects Queen Street with stations in Edinburgh, Lanarkshire and Glasgow’s East End.
One wrote on Twitter: ‘There was a boy lying on the platform. He had a lot of blood on his pants.
Another witness joined the conversation to say: ‘From the train, it looked like a body covered by a sheet on the platform.
“Let’s assume it was not accidental, considering the more than 15 policemen on the platform, standing around.”
One passenger suggested that the danger may have “passed” because things “seemed calm.” The person said that he was writing that in hopes of reassuring those around him.
A public online major incident portal has been established where witnesses or anyone with information can report to the police.
Alternatively, witnesses can call the Scottish Police on 101 and cite incident number 2280 from October 16, or the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, citing reference 394 of the same date.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously by calling 0800 555111.
Justin McLaughlin Quick and Facts
- Emergency services were called to Glasgow’s High Street station yesterday
- Boy, 14, was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and pronounced dead
- Police Scotland have now named the victim as Justin McLaughlin and launched a murder investigation