The killer of a Drongan teenager is due to face a new parole hearing as he seeks his release, according to the family of his victim.

Michelle Stewart was stabbed 10 times by John Wilson outside a Drongan shop back in 2008, when she was just 17.

Wilson was handed a life sentence and told he would have to serve 12 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

Since her killer's conviction in 2009, Michelle's family have been campaigning 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.

Michelle's family have spoken regularly of their fears that Stewart could be released and moved back to Ayrshire.

Cumnock Chronicle: John Wilson (aka John Sanken) was convicted of killing Michelle in 2008.John Wilson (aka John Sanken) was convicted of killing Michelle in 2008. (Image: NQ Archive)

Wilson was last denied parole in March of this year, when the Scottish Parole Board deemed that he remained a "substantial risk" to other members of the public.

Wilson, who also uses the name Sanken, appeared before the board on Wednesday, March 8.

It was the third time he had been denied parole, but he was due to request a review in eight months.

Now the family's campaign group, Michelle's Law, have said that Wilson has a parole hearing set for November 28, having apparently been moved from November 8.

The wider this is shared the more chance we have of him being relocated out with our area if he gets released. Please...

Posted by Michelle's Law on Tuesday, 12 September 2023

The family have always maintained that sharing Michelle's killer's image as much as possible will give them the best chance of him being located outside of Ayrshire, when the day comes that he is released.

They said: "He has currently served 15 years of his life sentence.

"In that time he has not undertaken any rehabilitation work or any intimate partner violence programme.

"He sees no wrong in the vicious, unprovoked murder he carried out on Michelle.

"How can he possibly be considered safe for release into the local Ayrshire community?"