Boy, 17, found guilty of killing footballer
A SCHOOLBOY has been found guilty of culpable homicide after he killed a junior footballer by punching him during New Year’s Day celebrations.
Shaun Woodburn, 30, fell during a mass brawl outside a Leith bar on January 1.
Trouble broke out in the public gallery of the High Court in Dunfermline between the friends of the dead man and relatives of the youth.
The 17-year-old, with his friend Mohammed Zakariyah, 19, conducted a campaign of violence throughout Edinburgh on that day. Zakariyah admitted assaults and a breach of the peace.
Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander said Mr Woodburn’s family had to endure horrific evidence and images about his death during the trial.
He added: “On a night when the majority of the country were out celebrating and having fun to bring in the New Year these boys went on the rampage.”
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