These killers cost us £1.7m for legal aid

By Shona Gossip, Kaye Nicolson and Ashleigh Barbour

Published: 26/12/2013

TAXPAYERS have been left with a £1.7million bill to help some of the north and north-east’s most notorious murderers fight their cases in court.

Wife-killers Malcolm Webster, Nat Fraser and James Munro, racist assassin Michael Ross and baby-killers Mark Simpson and Mohammed Ullah have all run up huge legal aid bills, the Press and Journal can reveal.

The payouts were branded “vile” by the family of one victim last night.

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