Tayside and Central Scotland

Jane Cumming murder: Husband 'coming out' of coma

Jane Cumming
Image caption Jane Cumming's body was found in her home by police officers

Police investigating the murder of a woman in her home near Dundee say they do not expect to be able to question her husband for at least a week.

Neil Cumming was seriously injured in a car crash two hours before his wife Jane's body was found at their home.

He has been unconscious since the collision on 15 July, but is now slowly coming out of his coma.

However, Tayside Police said he was not yet in a fit state to be questioned over his wife's death.

Lorry crash

A force spokesman said: "He is coming in and out of his coma, but he is still heavily sedated.

"Police-wise, he's still not in a position to be interviewed and won't be until at least next week."

The 45-year-old's collision with a lorry on the outskirts of Dundee on the morning of 15 July has been linked to his wife's murder by police.

Mrs Cumming, 40, was found dead in their home in the village by police officers at about 14:00 on the same day.

Her death has been treated as murder since a post-mortem examination.

Tayside Police have carried out "extensive" door-to-door inquiries in the village and are also examining private CCTV in a bid to piece together Mrs Cumming's movements in the hours before her death.

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