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Wife murder accused Neil Clark, 86, dies on remand

An 86-year-old man accused of murdering his wife at their East Dunbartonshire home has died while on remand.

Neil Clark was arrested after the body of his 70-year-old wife, Francine, was discovered at their house in Bearsden on 11 June.

He was remanded in custody following a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

The Scottish Prison Service said the prisoner at Low Moss jail, in Bishopbriggs, had died and a fatal accident inquiry would be held.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Prison Service said: "Neil Clark, 86, was remanded in custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on June 12th 2014.

"Police have been advised and the matter will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

"Next of kin have been informed and a fatal accident inquiry will be held in due course."

It is understood Mr Clark was being treated as a hospital in-patient at the time of his death.

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