Teen Showed Knife Before Bailey Death

2 March 2016, 12:39 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Murdered teenager

A teenager accused of murdering a school pupil showed a friend a knife he had days before the attack, a court has heard.

Bailey Gwynne, 16, suffered a fatal wound at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on October 28 last year.

A 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies murdering him.

On the second day of the trial at the High Court in Aberdeen, a friend of the accused said he had shown him a knife and knuckledusters he had in his possession on several occasions from the end of 2014.

The witness said: "He just thought it was something cool to have.''

The friend said he was shown a knife on the Monday or Tuesday before the alleged murder.

He said: "I said you're too young for that kind of stuff, you might get caught or get in trouble.''

The accused denies murdering Bailey and being in possession of knives or bladed instruments and two knuckledusters on occasions between August 1, 2013 and the day of the alleged murder.