Bailey Gwynne Murder Trial Shown Pic Of Stab Wound

4 March 2016, 12:33

Murdered teenager

A murder trial has been shown photographs of a school pupil's fatal stab wound to the heart.

Bailey Gwynne, 16, died after being struck with a knife during a fight at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on October 28 last year.

A 16-year-old denies murdering him and is on trial at the city's High Court.

On day four of the trial, the jury was shown two photographs of the wound.

Bailey's family were warned in advance and the images were not shown to the wider court.

Pathologist Professor James Grieve, 62, who carried out the post-mortem examination, said: "This is a stab wound that penetrated the muscle and the fat into the chest wall, between two ribs and goes directly into the heart.''

The trial has heard previously that the blade penetrated Bailey's blazer lining and pocket and the shirt he was wearing.

Prof Grieve described the wound as "exceptionally dangerous'', and he said time would have been critical in attempts to save him.

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