THE family of a boy who was murdered in Glasgow is "absolutely devastated", say police.

We previously reported that a murder investigation had been launched following the death of Justin McLaughlin, 14.

Brian Geddes, senior investigating officer of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, today addressed the media outside High Street train station, where the incident took place yesterday afternoon.

Glasgow Times:

When asked how Justin's family was, Mr Geddes said: "We had specialist officers deployed to the family yesterday and again today.

"As you can imagine, they’re absolutely devastated by what has occurred so that is why it’s important for us to appeal to anyone who may have information or anyone who witnessed the incident, to come forward to help the police and also to get Justin’s family answers.

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"I appreciate that there will be a level of concern around this incident – for me, our focus very much just now is establishing what happened yesterday afternoon and getting those answers we need for investigation purposes and for Justin’s family.

"I can reassure the public that there are multiple resources being focused on this just now so hopefully have those answers sooner rather than later."