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Malcolm Webster case: Murder conviction to be reviewed

Claire Morris, Malcolm Webster and Felicity Drumm Image copyright Not Specified
Image caption Malcolm Webster married Claire Morris (left) and then Felicity Drumm

A man found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire is to have his case reviewed.

Malcolm Webster, originally from Surrey, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering Claire Morris in 1994.

He was also convicted of staging a similar attempt to murder his second wife in New Zealand.

The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) will compile a report over the coming months

The SCCRC will then decide if it feels the case should be referred back to court.

Webster has previously lost an appeal against his conviction.

He was found guilty in 2011 of murdering Ms Morris, who was originally from Kent.

The death of the 32-year-old - married for just eight months - in the crash on the Oldmeldrum to Auchenhuive road was investigated and treated as a tragic accident. He received a large insurance payout after her death.

In 1997, Webster went on to marry Felicity Drumm.

The couple were involved in a car crash in New Zealand in 1999, with Webster again at the wheel.

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