The reason for the decision to deny parole to the murderer of a teenager in Drongan 14 years ago has been revealed.

John Wilson's application for parole was turned down by the Scottish Parole Board last month.

Wilson, who also uses the name Sanken, appeared before the board on Wednesday, March 8 - 14 years after he killed Michelle Stewart in Drongan, and a year after his last parole request was turned down.

In a newly-published summary from the Parole Board's March 8 meeting, it is revealed that the board's members believe Wilson - who was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in jail in 2009 after pleading guilty to Michelle's murder - is still a "substantial risk" to other members of the public.

The family of Michelle, who was 17 when she was killed, have been campaigning for years now for what they call Michelle's Law, which seeks to put the welfare of victims and their families central in any decision on parole and early release.

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Before learning about the denial of parole again, Michelle's dad, Kenny, said he fears the day when his daughter's killer is released.

Mr Stewart said he and the family are hoping that Wilson, who had split up with Michelle weeks before he killed her, will not be rehomed in the Ayrshire area - which remains a possibility.

According to the summary, Wilson has "undertaken a number of successful home leaves".

The official account of the hearing says that Wilson was denied release because there was "insufficient evidence for it [the board] to be satisfied that the offender no longer poses a substantial risk of serious hardm to the public".

Minutes also detailed that Wilson has yet to take on domestic violence prevention work whilst behind bars.

The report says that this kind of work is only offered in the community.

It adds: "The tribunal lacks information on the motivations and triggers for the index offence [Michelle's murder] because the offender has not yet accessed appropriate work.

"As a result, the level and likelihood of their risk of causing serious harm to intimate partners is currently poorly understood.

"The tribunal considered that the offender's treatment needs require to be identified more accurately in order for the professionals to be able to formulate an adequately tailored community-facing risk management plan, on which the offender's release could be considered."

Wilson will be eligible for parole once again in seven months' time.