Mo­ments af­ter this was taken Shaun lay dy­ing

Daily Record - - FRONT PAGE - JANE HAMILTON j.hamilton@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

A SMIL­ING Shaun Wood­burn looks for­ward to the New Year on a party night out – a year he would not live to see.

Within hours of this heart­break­ing footage be­ing filmed, dad-of-one Shaun lay dy­ing on the street.

The video cap­tures Shaun in party mood, singing to The Pro­claimers’ Hibs an­them Sun­shine on Leith.

The 30-year-old for­mer ju­nior foot­baller also shared a selfie in which he sported 2017 glasses as he cel­e­brated Hog­manay with friends in Glad­stones Bar, Leith.

And in other im­ages he’s pos­ing hap­pily with friends, in­clud­ing Hibs mid­fielder Danny Swan­son, as they en­joy the party at­mos­phere.

Just a short time later, he was fa­tally in­jured by a teenage thug who had been at­tack­ing strangers on a vi­o­lent ram­page through the streets of Ed­in­burgh.

Shaun died in hos­pi­tal of brain in­juries.

The im­ages of his fi­nal hours, which we’re us­ing with the per­mis­sion of his fam­ily, emerged as his dad Kevin re­ceived a re­sponse from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to his com­plaint about the killer’s soft sen­tence.

The 17-year-old was given four years’ de­ten­tion af­ter be­ing con­victed of cul­pa­ble homi­cide.

But the thug, who can’t be named be­cause of his age, could be out in just two years.

Kevin said: “The photos show my son en­joy­ing a night out like mil­lions of other peo­ple were do­ing that night.

“He was in the com­pany of friends and was happy, re­laxed and look­ing for­ward to the year ahead.

“I haven’t watched the video yet as I can’t bring my­self to look at it just now but I wanted peo­ple to see Shaun at his hap­pi­est.

“A nor­mal young man en­joy­ing a night out with friends be­fore it ended in tragedy.”

The killer was part of a group who as­saulted ran­dom strangers cel­e­brat­ing New Year’s Eve in the cap­i­tal.

They then be­came in­volved in a brawl out­side Glad­stones which led to Shaun’s fa­tal in­juries.

POIGNANT Shaun Wood­burn took this selfie as he cel­e­brated on Hog­manay with pals

PARTY PALS Shaun with two girls

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