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03:06 | 29th May 2017

News: UK

Mon 10 May, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


It is absolutely disgusting. Jack came out about a year or two ago. He was the nicest guy and so popular. He had so many friends, guys and girls

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Fears have grown that the motive behind the stabbing of a young school boy were related to fact he was openly gay.

Jack Frew, 16, was killed in a local woods close to his home when he and his friend were attacked resulting Frew’s throat being slashed and his friend Craig Roy, 17, severely injured and in hospital.

Frew, form East Kilbride, near Glasgow, “came out” as openly gay last year and close friends of his fear that the motive behind the murder was due to his sexuality. According to The Mirror, friend Calum Murray said: "We think it's been a homophobic incident.



"It is absolutely disgusting. Jack came out about a year or two ago. He was the nicest guy and so popular. He had so many friends, guys and girls."

In the interview with the Mirror he added: "There's a lot of homophobia in Scotland and plenty of people that would take it further. Jack was such a caring guy.
"He would always look out for you and was really smart.

"Some people were bitchy about him but when they met him they all thought he was great.
"Nobody can take in what's happened."

Jack went Duncanrig secondary school in East Kilbride, where the tragic news was announced to the pupils on Friday morning where everyone is sad to be “shocked and saddened” by the loss.

 

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