Paige died from ‘sharp force injuries’ to neck

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Tragic teenager Paige Doherty died from “sharp force injuries” to her neck, it has been revealed.

The death certificate listed this as the one primary cause of the 15-year-old’s death.

Paige’s death certificate goes on to say she was found dead on March 21 at 12.53pm in a lane near to the A82 at Great Western Road.

Her death was registered at Clydebank registry offices by her stepfather Andrew Munro.

A search was launched when Paige, originally from Bishopbriggs, was reported missing on March 19 after she failed to arrive at her Saturday job at Street Image hair salon in Kirkintilloch.

Her body was found two days later in bushes at the side of Great Western Road, a busy route connecting Clydebank and Glasgow.

Deli owner John Leathem, 31, of Clydebank appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week charged with her murder .

Leathem made no plea or declaration during a full committal hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week.

He was remanded in custody after the hearing, which came less than a week after his first appearance in the dock.

The Crown Office said Leathem’s next court date is yet to be confirmed.