South Scotland

Husband charged with OAP wife's murder in Melrose housing complex

A retired firefighter has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 70-year-old wife.

Eileen Thomson died in hospital nine days after an incident at her sheltered housing complex home in Melrose.

Her husband David Thomson, who is 69, appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of her murder.

He made no plea and was fully committed for trial. Mr Thomson - who gave an address in Elgin - was released on bail by Sheriff Kevin Drummond.

Police were called to an address at Priorwood Court on Sunday 9 April following a report of concern for Mrs Thomson.

She was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment but died on Tuesday.

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