The family of an Aberdeen teenager who was stabbed to death have received a message of support from a prominent anti-knife crime campaigner.
Bailey Gwynne was fatally injured in a corridor at Cults Academy last Wednesday.
Now, Debbie Kinsella – whose son Ben was murdered on a London street in 2008 – has described the teen’s death as “heartbreaking”.
Mrs Kinsella said: “This is heartbreaking. No family should go through the agony we’ve been through.”
Thousands of people from around the world have paid tribute to Bailey through online messages and letters.
A floral garden paying tribute to the teenager has been set up within the grounds at Cults Academy.
On Monday, pupils returned to class for the first time following Bailey’s death.
That same day, while on a visit to Aberdeen, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon refused to rule out introducing metal detectors at Scotland’s schools.
Another youth – also aged 16 – has appeared in private in court charged with his murder.
The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have struck Bailey on the body with a knife. He also faced charges of being in possession of a “bladed” weapon and an offensive weapon while on the grounds of a school.
He is due to make a second appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court later this week.