Highlands & Islands

Yvonne Lambert trial told of knife 'capering' claim

A woman accused of murdering a former partner told one of his neighbours they had been playing with a knife, the High Court in Inverness has heard.

Yvonne Lambert, 34, of Inverness, denies killing David McLaughlin, 44, at his home in the city last year.

Neighbour Barbara Wood, 69, told the court she was woken on the morning of 14 July by Ms Lambert's shouts to her to call an ambulance.

Mrs Wood said Ms Lambert told her they had been "capering" with a knife.

Giving evidence, Mrs Wood said she saw Ms Lambert trying to revive Mr McLaughlin.

She said: "I was standing at the step I could see Mr McLaughlan's shirt was open and Yvonne was trying to revive him or whatever.

"I said the ambulance was coming."

Ms Lambert faces further allegations she attempted to defeat the ends of justice by cleaning her hands and knives of blood.

She denies all the charges. The trial before Lady Stacey continues.

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