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Sheriff Court convenes at murder suspect Neil Cumming's hospital bedside.kempton

Alan Kempton, principal procurator fiscal depute in Perth leaving Ninewells Hospital.

Neil Cumming (45), of Mary Findlay Drive in the Carse village of Longforgan, had earlier been arrested by Tayside Police as part of the investigation into the murder of his wife Jane Cumming (40) last month.

Due to his severe injuries, Mr Cumming had been heavily sedated since the incident on July 15 and police had remained at his bedside until he was conscious and able to be interviewed.

However he was still too badly injured to be moved, so the decision was made by the Crown Office to convene the private court appearance at his bedside.

The petition alleges two charges, one of murder on July 15 at Mary Findlay Drive and a charge of dangerous driving on the A90 near Riverside Drive on the same date.

Also in attendance during the hearing were Alan Kempton, principal procurator fiscal depute in Perth, defence solicitor Cheryl Clark from Perth solicitor firm Miller & McKay and Perth sheriff clerk depute Charles Allardyce.

Cumming made no plea or declaration and will remain under police guard in hospital while the case is continued for further examination.

The body of mother-of-two Jane was found in the house just hours after a road crash in which her husband was seriously injured on the A90 near the Swallow roundabout.

see also, Not Me 2 and Neil Cummings


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