The killer of a teenager from Drongan has been denied parole once again, according to a family campaign group.

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

Wilson, who also uses the name Sanken, is understood to have appeared before the Scottish Parole Board last week- 15 years on from the attack.

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

A campaign group named Michelle's Law was set up in Michelle's honour in an aim to protect the families of victims and put their welfare at the centre of any decision on parole and early release.

According to the campaign group, Wilson was denied parole for a fourth time last week.

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

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

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

The family has 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.

Sharing their happiness at the latest decision, a Michelle's Law spokesperson said: "[We're] Absolutely buzzing with happiness.

"John Wilson (Sanken) has been refused parole with a next hearing set for 9 months time.

"This decision confirms our views that he is not safe to be released and should remain behind bars where he belongs.

"It also means he will now have served his original sentence of life with 16 years punishment time.

"He got four years taken off for pleading guilty which he had no choice but to do so."