The devastated friends of a Glasgow teenager who died after being "knocked down by a van" in the city's east end are to hold a balloon release in his honour.

Tributes have been pouring in for the 18-year-old following his death after an incident in Barrowfield Street on Sunday, September 29.

We told yesterday how a 30-year-old man was charged in connection with his death.

He is expected in court today.

Now, his heartbroken friends plan to give him the send off "he deserves" with a special vigil in Barrowfield.

Glasgow Times: Liam Hendry passed away on September 29Liam Hendry passed away on September 29

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Pal Ryan Burns wrote on Facebook: "Next Sunday 13th at 5 o’clock we are going to let off balloons for Liam in Barrowfield.

"Anyone who would like to pay their respects is more than welcome to come.

"Let’s give Liam the turn out he deserves"

Thousands have pounds have been raised for the family of tragic teenager.

And a minute's applause was held on the 18th minute during Celtic's Europa League tie with CFR Cluj as fans came together to pay their respects.

You can view the fundraiser here.