Teen accused of Aberdeen school murder refused bail

The Scotsman is reporting that a teenager accused of murdering schoolboy Bailey Gwynne had a bid to be freed on bail rejected. 

The bail hearing for the 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was heard today at the appeals court in Edinburgh.

The boy has been held on remand since his first court appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on October 30 – two days after Bailey died from a chest injury sustained at the city’s Cults Academy.

The teenager’s solicitor Peter Shepherd hoped to convince the appeals court that his client should be freed until the case resolves or goes to trial due to his young age.

However the Crown Office today confirmed that the bail appeal had been rejected.

Bailey, a fifth-year pupil, was seriously injured at the school during his lunch break on October 28.

Earlier this week it emerged that his death was caused by a penetrating sharp force injury to his chest.

His death certificate also revealed that he died at 3:20pm shortly after he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

The 16-year-old, who is alleged to have murdered him, has also been charged with possession of a offensive weapon at a school…

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