Jack Frew and a friend were attacked and slashed with a knife in Glasgow while walking home on Thursday night. Jack died soon after the violent assault and the other victim, 17-year-old Craig Roy, remains hospitalized. Glasgow police are still seeking a motive, but at least one news source, newsoftheworld.uk claims that “it’s been suggested this was a homophobic attack.”
The Scotsman newspaper reports:
The 16-year-old was stabbed on a cycle path in East Kilbride’s Mossneuk area on Thursday night.
Frew, who stated his sexuality as “gay” on his MySpace profile, was a pupil at Duncanrig Secondary in East Kilbride and was described as a gifted actor who was well liked and respected in the school.
Hundreds of well-wishers wept and hugged each other as they left flowers, cuddly toys and messages at the scene yesterday. One message on a card from ‘Christopher’ read: “I don’t know how we are going to cope without you and we miss you something awful already! They say God only takes the best and you truly are.”
News like this just breaks my heart. My deepest sympathy to Jack’s family and friends.