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Craig Roy admits killing Jack Frew in East Kilbride

Jack Frew
Image caption Jack Frew died after being stabbed

A teenager has admitted killing schoolboy Jack Frew in South Lanarkshire last year.

Craig Roy, 19, is charged with murdering the 16-year-old by repeatedly stabbing him on the neck and body in East Kilbride on 6 May.

At the High Court in Glasgow, his QC, Robert Anthony, entered a guilty plea to a charge of culpable homicide.

This was rejected by prosecutors and Roy will now stand trial next month charged with murder.

The body of Jack Frew, who was from Gardenhall, East Kilbride, was discovered in a wooded area close to the town's Mossneuk Road and Wellesley Crescent.

Almost 5,000 people joined a website to pay tribute to Jack following his death.

Roy, from Cardross, Argyll and Bute, appeared at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday for a preliminary hearing.

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