Glasgow & West Scotland

Funeral to be held for stabbed teenager Luke Wallace

Luke Wallace Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Luke Wallace died a week after the attack

The funeral of a 16-year-old who died after being stabbed near a school in Glasgow is to take place on Tuesday.

Luke Wallace, 16, died one week after being attacked close to Bannerman High School in Baillieston on 17 June.

Another 16-year-old appeared in court accused of murder. He made no plea or declaration and was due to appear at the city's high court at a later date.

A statement from Luke Wallace's family described him as "special, talented and much loved".

'Support and love'

It said: "The last two weeks have been an enormously difficult time for all of Luke's family and his many close friends.

"Luke was a very special, talented and much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, team-mate and friend whose loss is felt deeply and who is missed immeasurably every second of every day.

"The last two weeks have been an enormously difficult time for all of Luke's family and his many close friends. Luke was a very special, talented and much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, team-mate and friend whose loss is felt deeply and who is missed immeasurably every second of every day.

"The family would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support and love over the past two weeks - not just from his family and close friends but also from the wider public as well as the Scottish football community, especially those at and connected to both Drumchapel Amateurs and Partick Thistle.

"Tomorrow marks another hugely difficult step for all those who loved Luke dearly and the family ask that they have privacy to grieve and that this wish is respected by all."