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Steven McIntyre convicted of murdering Jack Doyle in Greenock

Jack Doyle - pic from Strathclyde Police
Image caption Jack Doyle's body was found behind houses in Greenock

A 19-year-old man has been convicted of murdering a teenager in Inverclyde.

Steven McIntyre killed 17-year-old Jack Doyle by stabbing him once in the back. The victim's body was found in Antigua Street, Greenock, on 3 January.

McIntyre, who was convicted at the High Court in Glasgow, faces a mandatory life sentence for the murder.

Jack's aunt, Elaine Doyle, was murdered in Greenock in 1986. The unsolved crime was the subject of an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last year.

Following McIntyre's conviction, Det Ch Insp Duncan Sloan of Strathclyde Police said: "Undoubtedly the Doyle family have suffered more than most and our thoughts are with them.

"Whilst Jack's family will never be able to come to terms with the loss of a much loved son, brother, uncle and cousin, I hope that the conviction today goes, in some small way, to begin to ease their pain.

"From the outset my officers and I were determined to bring those responsible for this horrific murder to justice and I would like to thank the Doyle family and the community of Inverclyde for their assistance."

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