Three jailed for race-hate murder

Victim: Kriss Donald

Three Asian men have been jailed for life for the race-hate murder of schoolboy Kriss Donald.

Imran Shahid, 29, was ordered to spend at least 25 years behind bars at the High Court in Edinburgh.

His brother Zeeshan Shahid, 28, must spend 23 years in prison before being considered for parole.

Mohammed Faisal Mushtaq, 27, will spend 22 years behind bars for the abduction, assault and brutal killing on March 15 2004.

Kriss, 15, was stabbed 13 times and set on fire while he was still alive, on a quiet walkway behind Glasgow Celtic football team's training ground in the east end of Glasgow.

During the 27-day trial, prosecutor Mark Stewart QC described the killing as "an appalling crime of inhumanity against a defenceless boy".

The court heard Kriss's badly burnt and semi-naked body was found by a cyclist on the secluded Clyde Walkway the morning after he was snatched from the street.

Investigators who rushed to the scene found pools of blood, a stench of petrol and scorch marks near the spot where the lifeless body lay.

Expert witnesses said they believed the youngster was still alive as his body burned.

Kriss was snatched near his home in a random act of racially motivated revenge by the gang.

He was taken on a terrifying 200-mile journey across Scotland before being driven to a secluded spot on the banks of the River Clyde where he was attacked and left for dead.