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Paul Ward unfit to stand trial for Jean Campbell murder in Glasgow

Jean Campbell Image copyright Police handout
Image caption Mrs Campbell's body was found in Cranhill Park by her husband

The man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at a park in Glasgow has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Matthews set an examination of facts to take place.

Paul Ward, 21, who is accused of the murdering Mrs Campbell on 13 December 2013, at Cranhill Park, will be not be present at the hearing.

The hearing, which is not a trial, is expected to last two weeks and will take place without a jury.

Ward has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial and is detained at the State Hospital at Carstairs.

Advocate depute Alex Prentice QC called scene examiner Kevin O'Hare to give evidence.

The court was shown images and footage of the scene at a disused children's play area in Cranhill Park where Mrs Campbell's body was discovered.

Pictures showing flip flops and items of clothing strewn in the area and a dog lead, were shown to the court.

The hearing was also shown Mrs Campbell's body with apparent injuries on her.

On a map the court was shown Paul Ward's address a few streets away.

The examination of facts continues.

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