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Pensioner's charges of stabbing husband dropped

Morag Amour
Image caption Morag Amour was accused of stabbing her husband

A 78-year-old woman accused of stabbing her husband has had all charges against her dropped.

Morag Amour, from Comrie in Perthshire, was arrested last September after her husband William, 80, was found at their home with multiple stab wounds.

But she was told at Perth Sheriff Court that prosecutors had decided to take no further proceedings against her.

The pair are now living apart and cannot have unsupervised contact, the court heard.

Mrs Amour initially appeared in private at the court on a petition alleging she attacked her husband on 17 September 2009.

She was accused to have repeatedly stabbed him in the wrist at the home they formerly shared in Comrie.

After her arrest she was granted bail on condition that she made no approach to her husband or contact him without third party supervision.

However, the court subsequently removed the special bail condition after hearing her plea to be allowed to share meals with her husband.

Solicitor John McLaughlin, defending, said: "Someone has been acting effectively as a liaison. He has helped with visits and meetings between them.

"The restrictions in place are not to approach or contact him without supervision and not to approach the former matrimonial home.

"Mr Amour is now 80. They would hope to have social contact - meals together - but are not going back to live together."

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