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Teenager in court over boy's death

A teenager has appeared in court charged with killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, the Crown Office said.

Jordan Cameron McCreadie, 16, from Kilmarnock, has been charged with the murder of Jon Wilson.

The schoolboy was left fighting for his life after an attack in Kilmarnock in the early hours of Sunday morning and died in hospital on Monday.

McCreadie made no plea and no declaration when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Cour and was remanded in custody. No date was fixed for his next appearance.

Jon's family are said to be "devastated" at his death.

Gillian Cochrane, a neighbour of the Wilson family, said Jon's death was a "tragedy".

Pupils at Kilmarnock Academy, where Jon was a student, are being offered counselling over the schoolboy's death.

An East Ayrshire Council spokeswoman said: "Our thoughts are presently with his family and friends, to whom we extend our sincerest condolences."

Cathy Jamieson, Scottish Labour MP for Kilmarnock, said: "This is such a tragic waste of a young life.

"My thoughts are with the family of the victim and members of the Kilmarnock community who are as shocked as I am that such a terrible incident could take place on the town's streets."


From Belfast Telegraph