• STV
  • MySTV

Timeline of events surrounding the killing of Bailey Gwynne

How events unfolded in the lead-up to the schoolboy's death at Cults Academy in Aberdeen.

Killing: Bailey was stabbed at Cults Academy on October 28 2015 (file pic).
Killing: Bailey was stabbed at Cults Academy on October 28 2015 (file pic). STV

2015: Searches made from the accused’s computer including "illegal knives UK", "knuckledusters UK”, "Aberdeen stabbings per 1000", "difference between homicide and murder" and "how to get rid of someone annoying".

Mid-2015: Killer buys knife from online retailer Amazon and purchases knuckledusters elsewhere online.

October 28 2015, 12pm: Bailey's friends go to buy lunch from a shop, leaving the 16-year-old behind at Cults Academy.

October 28, 1pm: Bailey's friends return to school and meet the 16-year-old. They go to meet a boy from whom one of their group intends to buy a ticket to the school's Halloween party.

October 28, 1.15pm: The group meet the boy in a corridor off the main communal area of Cults Academy known as "the Street".

Bailey is eating biscuits after missing lunch and is asked to give a biscuit to another boy, which he does.

When asked for a second biscuit, Bailey refuses and exchanges heated words with his killer.

A fight breaks out and Bailey is stabbed. A teacher steps in but fails to realise Bailey has been injured. He collapses nearby on the Street.

October 28, 1.20pm: An ambulance is called and shortly afterwards first-response paramedic Gary Gillespie arrives at Cults Academy.

October 28, 1.30pm: Bailey's heart stops beating and he is taken in an ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he is pronounced dead.

October 28, late afternoon: Police detain 16-year-old boy for questioning in connection with stabbing. The boy is held in custody overnight.

October 29: 1.30pm: The 16-year-old boy is formally charged with murder of Bailey Gwynne while being held at Kittybrewster custody centre in Aberdeen.

October 30: Teenager appears at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged with murder and makes no plea.

November 2: Pupils return to Cults Academy for the first time since the killing.

November 6: Teenager makes second court appearance in Aberdeen and again submits no plea.

November 12: The 16-year-old has appeal to be released on bail rejected by Crown Office.

February 23, 2016: Teenager admits killing Bailey Gwynne but culpable homicide plea is rejected by prosecutors.

February 29: Trial of boy accused of Bailey Gwynne’s murder starts at the High Court in Aberdeen.

March 7, 2:11pm: Jury retires to consider its verdict.

March 7, 3:52pm: Jury clears the boy of murder but finds him guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide. He is also found guilty of carrying knives and knuckle dusters.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.