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Mystery surrounds murdered teenager Paige's last hours

By Lucy Christie

Published 23/03/2016

Found murdered: Paige Doherty
Found murdered: Paige Doherty

A teenager was due to catch the bus to her hairdressing job when her life was "brutally" taken away, murder detectives in Scotland have said.

Paige Doherty (15) disappeared from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire on Saturday.

The schoolgirl's body was found in an area of trees by the roadside two days later, and police have confirmed they are treating her death as murder.

The last known sighting of Paige was at 8.20am when she stopped at a shop selling rolls, having spent the night at a friend's house nearby.

Police Scotland detectives are attempting to piece together her movements before the discovery of her body more than a mile from the Fleming Avenue shop.

They said she would normally catch the bus from East Barns Street to Glasgow city centre and then travel onto Street Image hairdressers in Kirkintilloch.

Her mother Pamela Munro reported her missing when she failed to turn up at the salon.

Detective Superintendent Duncan Sloan, from the major investigations unit, said: "Paige was a young, friendly girl with plenty of friends, and for her life to be taken away so brutally is unfathomable."

Paige's body was found in a wooded area at the side of the busy Great Western Road.

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