The Guardian is reporting that a friend of the boy accused of murdering Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne has claimed that he brought a knife to school as many as 25 times before the day of the fatal stabbing.
Bailey, 16, was stabbed at the end of the lunch-hour at Cults academy, one of Scotland’s highest-performing state schools, on 28 October 2015. He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries at Aberdeen Royal infirmary several hours later.
The accused – who cannot be named for legal reasons – admits killing Bailey but denies the charge of murder.
On the second day of the trial at the high court in Aberdeen, the 16-year-old witness alleged that his friend, the accused, who is also 16, brought a knife into school regularly, as well as a pair of solid-silver knuckle dusters he bought on eBay.
“I said ‘you shouldn’t have that kind of stuff in school, you’re too young for that, you might get into trouble’, but he thought it was cool so he didn’t listen,” he said…
The trial continues.
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