Malcolm Webster trial: 'I did not kill my wife'

image captionClaire Morris was allegedly murdered by her husband in 1994

A man accused of murdering his wife in a car crash told a prosecutor he did not kill her, a court has heard.

Malcolm Webster, 51, of Surrey, denies murdering his first wife Claire Morris in Aberdeenshire in 1994 for insurance money.

He also denies crashing a car in a bid to kill his second wife Felicity Drumm in New Zealand in 1999.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Mr Webster said at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in 2009: "I didn't kill my wife."

The jury was read a transcript of his judicial examination in front of a sheriff.

Mr Webster was then asked if he had anything to say about the allegation that he tried to kill Ms Drumm.

He replied: "There was no accident sir. I had a problem with the car.

"I can't remember, it was 10 years ago. It was either careless or dangerous driving and the ticket was revoked a week later."

Mr Webster, of Guildford, also denies intending to bigamously marry Simone Banarjee, from Oban, Argyll, to gain access to her estate.

The trial continues.

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