Teenager in court over murder of boy near Ayr seafront

A TEENAGER appeared in court today charged with murdering a boy near a town seafront.

Craig Kirkwood, 17, from Kilwinning, Ayrshire, died after a disturbance near the dunes in nearby Irvine.

William McPhee, 19, from Falkirk, was charged with his murder at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

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Craig's headteacher at Kilwinning Academy, Campbell Armstrong, said today he was a "lovely, cheerful boy who was always smiling and was full of fun".

Mr Armstrong added: "He had a dry sense of humour and his teachers describe him as being full of charm and very good-natured."

The school is holding a one-minute silence for Craig tomorrow morning.