Teenager faces trial over student halls attempted murder

Prosecutors claim Robert Hastie tried to kill another man at Hillhead Student Village in Aberdeen.

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A teenager is to stand trial charged with a murder bid at a university halls of residence.

Robert Hastie is accused of attacking Dean McKessick at Hillhead Student Village in Don Street, Aberdeen, on September 24, 2021.

Prosecutors claim the 19-year-old struck him on the body with a knife or similar item.

The attempted murder charge states this was to Mr McKessick’s severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.

Hastie faces a separate allegation of possessing the class B drug methylphenidate.

The case called on Tuesday at the High Court in Glasgow where lawyers pled not guilty on his behalf.

Lord Matthews fixed a trial due to begin in October.

Hastie, of Edinburgh’s New Town, remains on bail meantime.