School stabbing followed row over biscuits, murder trial told

STV News is reporting that a court has heard a fight which led to the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy at an Aberdeen school began after a row over biscuits.

Bailey Gwynne died of his injuries at Aberdeen Royal infirmary following the incident at Cults Academy last year.

Bailey suffered a stab wound to the heart during a fight with a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, according to a joint minute read out to the High Court in Aberdeen on Tuesday.

The court was told Bailey and the accused became involved in a fight shortly after Bailey refused to give a biscuit to another boy in the afternoon of October 28 last year.

A 16-year-old witness, who also can not be named, said: “They were punching each other, they were holding onto each other.

“[The accused] reached into his pocket and pulled out a knife or some sort of sharp object. I think it was his inside pocket.”

He added: “[The accused] thrust it towards Bailey and it went into him.”

Computing teacher Alasdair Sharp broke up the fight but told the court he was not immediately aware of the seriousness of Bailey’s injuries…

The trial, which is expected to last five days, will continue on Wednesday morning…

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