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Daily names teen killer for second time after two year court gag

A daily newspaper has named a teenage killer for the second time after he was given anonymity for nearly two years.

On his 18th birthday the Daily Record has identified Daniel Stroud, who is currently serving a nine-year sentence for the culpable homicide of schoolmate Bailey Gwynne.

The Glasgow-based Record was the only newspaper to reveal Stroud’s identity the morning after he stabbed Mr Gwynne through the heart in a school corridor in Aberdeen, when both were just 16.

He had not been charged when the Record published his photograph on its front page on October 28 2015, but was the prime suspect.

The Record’s splash reads: “[Stroud] was first named and pictured by the Daily Record in the hours after the school stabbing on Wednesday October 28 2015.

“Although the prime suspect, he hadn’t been charged when the Record became the only newspaper to reveal his identity next morning.

“However a law change imposed by the SNP Government to protect accused persons, witnesses and convicted criminals under 18 prevented him being named again.

“The press were prohibited from publishing photographs of the bulky 16-year-old despite his conviction, while his dead victim’s face appeared everywhere.

“Bailey’s family had to listen to harrowing evidence of how he died in a school corridor confrontation at Aberdeen’s respected Cults Academy, sparked by a row over biscuits.”

Stroud will be eligible to apply for parole after serving half his sentence.

Daily Record Bailey

However, reporting restrictions were put in place after Stroud was charged meaning the press were unable to identify him.

The Record splashed on its unique feat naming Stroud for the second time on Wednesday, publishing never-before-seen photographs taken during his trial last year.


The original front page which named Stroud for the first time

The original front page which named Stroud for the first tim


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  • September 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Lad. Is that a local term? Boy would have been better. They have certainly give the offender full coverage.

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