A teenager stabbed a schoolboy to death at a railway station, a court heard. Daniel Haig, 18, went on trial on Friday accused of murdering Justin McLaughlin, 14, on October 16 2021.

It is said he pursued Justin at Glasgow’s High Street railway station, brandished a knife before striking the boy with it. Haig denies murder. The case began with advocate depute Steven Borthwick KC reading to jurors a joint minute of facts agreed between prosecutors and Haig’s legal team led by defence KC John Scullion.

Mr Borthwick stated Haig struck “a single blow” to Justin’s body with a knife resulting in the teenager suffering a fatal injury. The jury was also told of attempts by mercy crews to try and save Justin at the station before he was transferred to the city’s Royal Hospital for Children.

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