Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Paedophile dies in prison custody in hospital

A paedophile who was jailed last year at the age of 80 for sex attacks carried out more than 40 years ago, has died in custody.

William Speirs was convicted at Livingston Sheriff Court last July of offences against four children.

A trial had heard he had begun abusing his victims when they were just three-years-old.

The Scottish Prison Service said he died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Saturday.

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