Tayside and Central Scotland

Man in court over Dundee flat fall death

Elders Court
Image caption Jennifer Findlay fell from a 5th floor flat

A man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a woman at a block of flats in Dundee.

Jennifer Findlay, 46, died after falling from the fifth floor at Elders Court in the Lochee area of the city on Thursday.

Nicholas Conning, 44, from Dundee, appeared in private at the city's sheriff court accused of assault to injury and murder.

He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Police have also appealed for locals to come forward amid claims someone may have filmed the incident on a phone.

A spokesman for Tayside Police said: "Officers are aware that nearby residents and other members of the public may have been using mobile phones to film or capture images in the area at that time and would appeal to them to come forward as they may be able to assist with inquiries."

Mr Conning is expected to appear in court again next week.

The charge against him alleges that at he locked Ms Findlay in the flat, and allegedly placed the 46-year-old in such a state of fear and alarm that he caused her to fall from the fifth floor window.

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