World's End accused to face second murder trial

A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders faces standing trial again following a ruling by judges.

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The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, sitting with Lady Dorrian and Lord Bracadale, have granted the Crown authority to bring a new prosecution against 68-year old Angus Sinclair.

They granted an application under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 and set aside his earlier acquittal.

The bodies of 17-year-olds Christine Eadie and Helen Scott were found in East Lothian in October 1977 after they had earlier been seen at the World's End pub in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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