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Witness overheard Steven Donaldson murder accused ‘plotting to write ex off the road’, court told

The High Court in Edinburgh.
The High Court in Edinburgh.

A witness in the Steven Donaldson murder trial gave police a statement about overhearing talk of a plan to drive a man off the road near Kinnordy Loch and dispose of any evidence in a remote Angus reservoir.

Nicola Matthews said she heard Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson talking about Sam Wilkie – with whom she had a child before returning to long-term boyfriend Dickie – who the murder accused are charged with threatening over a period of more than four years.

On the third day of the Edinburgh High Court murder trial, Miss Matthews was cross examined by Ian Duguid QC, representing Dickie, about a statement she gave to police on June 13 last year, eleven days after 27-year-old Mr Donaldson’s body was found at Kinnordy Loch nature reserve just before 5am.

Dickie and Davidson, both 24, along with 20-year-old Tasmin Glass deny murdering Mr Donaldson by attacking him and setting him on fire in early June last year.

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