Five teenagers are to stand trial accused of trying to kill a boy and leaving him unconscious on a railway track.
Jordan Duncan, 18, Stephen Fairservice, 18, Adam Tennant, 18, Josh Todd, 18, and a 17-year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – faced the allegation at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday.
The indictment lists two locations for the May 4, 2018 incident including Lanark train station in South Lanarkshire.
It is claimed the boy was struck on the head with a piece of concrete as well as being repeatedly punched and kicked.
He is said to have ended up on the ground unconscious.
Prosecutors claim the boy was then dragged onto a “live railway line”.
The attempted murder charge states this was to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.
Lawyers for the five pled not guilty on their behalf at the hearing.
A trial was fixed for March next year.
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