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Knifeman stabs boy, 14, to death at Glasgow railway station

Knifeman stabs boy, 14, to death at Glasgow railway station before passengers on passing trains witness shocking aftermath

  • 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 stated that he had not been struck by a train


Police last night described a 14-year-old’s death at a train station as a ‘shocking loss of life’.

Emergency services were called to Glasgow‘s High Street station yesterday afternoon and the boy was taken by ambulance to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police Scotland stated that he had not been struck by a train.

Detective Inspector Iain Nelson of Greater Glasgow Division said: ‘This has been a shocking loss of a young life and a significant investigation is under way.

‘Specialist officers are supporting the boy’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

‘Inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances and anyone who can help is urged to get in touch as soon as possible.’

Emergency services were called to Glasgow’s High Street station yesterday afternoon

The boy was taken by ambulance to the city's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead

The boy was taken by ambulance to the city’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead

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 laying on the platform. There was a lot of blood on his trousers.’

Another witness joined the conversation to say: ‘From the train, it looked like a body covered in a sheet on the platform.

‘Assume non-accidental, given the 15-plus police on the platform, standing around.’

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

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 passenger suggested the danger may have ‘passed’ because things ‘looked calm’. The person said they were writing that in the hope of reassuring those nearby.

It is understood that once the seriousness of the incident became apparent, the order was given to prevent trains stopping at the station. Last night, the station was closed and being treated as a major crime scene.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘We received a report around 3.45pm on Saturday, October 16, that a teenage boy had been seriously injured inside the station on High Street, Glasgow.

‘The station and the road outside are currently closed.’

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