Boy, 13, appears in court charged with murder of teen at park

Kory McCrimmon, 16, died on Sunday afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Boy, 13, appears in court over death of Kory McCrimmon at Glasgow park as murder inquiry launched Police Scotland

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a teenager at a park in Glasgow.

Kory McCrimmon was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital following an incident in Greenfield Park on Eskbank Street at around 8.15pm on Friday, May 31.

It was confirmed the 16-year-old died on Sunday afternoon.

Court papers state that Mr McCrimmon was stabbed on the body with a knife or a similar bladed article.

A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged in connection with the incident, and appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

He made no plea and was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

He will next appear in court within eight days.

Police Scotland said that a murder inquiry has been launched and have called on anyone who was in the vicinity of the park at the time of the incident to come forward.

Detective inspector William Downie, senior investigating officer, said: “Our thoughts are very much with Kory’s family at what is a very difficult time. They have asked for privacy.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and there will be a continued police presence in the area. Extra patrols are being carried out and anyone with concerns should approach an officer.

“There were a lot of people in the park at the time and we are asking anyone who has not already spoken to officers to get in touch.

“If you can assist please call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3996 of Friday, May 31, 2024.”

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