Boy, 17, found guilty of killing foot­baller

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

The school­boy and Zakariyah will be sen­tenced next month. BUSES will be able to use the Forth Road Bridge from to­day as part of a phased reopening.

The bridge has been closed for road­works to al­low it to be used for pub­lic trans­port since the open­ing of the new Queens­ferry Cross­ing.

It will par­tially re­open for pub­lic buses this week with other buses, taxis and mo­tor­cy­cles to fol­low later.

The speed limit on the Queens­ferry Cross­ing will rise from 40mph to

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