A teenager is to stand trial charged with murdering a schoolboy at a train station.
The 17-year-old boy is accused of killing Justin McLaughlin, 14, on October 16, 2021.
Prosecutors claim the youngster brandished a knife at Justin and stabbed him on the body with the blade at Glasgow’s High Street station.
He faces a separate charge of earlier assaulting Justin there by pulling him to the ground as well as punching and kicking him.
The incidents allegedly occurred two days after Justin turned 14.
The 17-year-old – who cannot be named due to his age – is further alleged to have pushed and punched a 15-year-old girl while acting in a threatening and abusive manner at the railway station.
It is claimed after the alleged crimes there he then attempted to defeat the ends of justice.
The indictment states the boy altered his appearance, set fire to a hat he had been wearing and got rid of the knife.
The boy – represented by John Scullion KC – appeared in the dock on Monday.
He denied murder during the hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.
Lady Stacey fixed a trial due to begin in June 2023.