Teenage boy in court over death of junior footballer, Shaun Woodburn

A TEENAGER has appeared in court charged over the death of a former junior footballer.
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Shaun Woodburn

The 16-year-old boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, is accused of murdering 30-year-old Shaun Woodburn on New Year’s Day.

The teenager appeared in private before Sheriff Pamela Bowman at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday and was remanded in custody.

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Mr Woodburn died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after an alleged incident in Great Junction Street, Leith, in the early hours of January 1.

His family led tributes to a man they said was “loved by all”.

In a statement, Mr Woodburn’s family said: “Shaun was first and foremost a fantastic and loving dad, he was a great and caring son, brother, partner and friend.

“He was a hard-working young man, loved by all of his colleagues and had an 
honours degree in architectural engineering from Heriot Watt University.

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“Shaun also had a passion for playing football and latterly with Bonnyrigg Rose only to give up to spend more time with his family.

“That was Shaun, a selfless, kind and loving young man who has had his life cut short in the most tragic of circumstances.”