A parole hearing for the killer of a Drongan teen will take place next week, according to a family campaign group.

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 for the murder, and was told he would have to serve 12 years behind bars before being considered 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.

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Wilson is understood to have appeared before the Scottish Parole Board on Monday, November 27 - 15 years on from the attack.

The hearing was deferred, with it potentially being set for after the new year.

However, according to the Michelle's Law team, the hearing will now take place on Wednesday, December 13.

Michelle's killer was last denied parole in March of this year, when the Scottish Parole Board decided that he remained a "substantial risk" to other members of the public.

Wilson, who also uses the name Sanken, had been denied parole for a third time earlier this year, but he was due to request a review in eight months.