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Linsey Cotton in court in hotel deaths case

Margaret and Nicola McDonough Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Margaret and Nicola McDonough were found seriously injured at a hotel in Greenock in May 2013

A woman has appeared in court charged with fraud after the deaths of a mother and daughter at a hotel in Greenock.

Nicola McDonough, 23, and her mother Margaret, died after being found injured at the Premier Inn in May 2013.

Linsey Cotton, 32, appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court, accused of trying to extort money from several members of the McDonough family.

She is also alleged to have told them they would end up in prison if they did not give her several thousand pounds.

Ms Cotton denies all the charges, and the trial will continue in August.

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