Report into death of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne delayed

Bailey Gwynne
Bailey Gwynne

The publication of an independent report into the death of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne has been delayed.

Bailey, 16, died after being stabbed at Cults Academy in October last year.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of culpable homicide and detained for nine years.

Following the conviction, an independent review, which is headed by child protection expert Andrew Lowe, was commissioned by Aberdeen City Council, NHS Grampian and Police Scotland in an attempt to establish events that led to the killing.

The findings were due to have been revealed by the end of September, but the publication of the report has now been put back.

An Aberdeen City Council spokesperson said: “When the independent review was commissioned, the intention was to publish it by the end of September, 2016,

“However, as a result of the level of detail required and the number of interviews conducted, this period has been slightly extended.

“We expect the report to be published in the next couple of weeks.”

The document will be shared with the Scottish Government to determine if there are “wider issues for the whole of Scotland”.