Ex-lover David Gilroy denies killing Suzanne Pilley

By Cara Sulieman and Michael MacLeod

SUZANNE Pilley’s ex-lover David Gilroy has denied he his behind her disappearance and suspected murder.

The 47 year-old spent around seven hours speaking to police today (Friday) at St Leonard’s Police Station, but returned home at 5.30pm.

He worked with Suzanne at the Infrastructure Managers office in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, where Suzanne was last seen.

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Heather Stacey murder accused claims she had heart attack

By Paul Thornton

MURDER accused Alan Cameron claims that Heather Stacey died while he was out buying her chips.

Cameron, 56, said he left the 44-year-old for just 20 minutes to pick up the food and when he returned she was dead.

He claims that he did not tell police about the death because he “panicked” over an outstanding arrest warrant for him.

But he insisted that he did not assault her and told cops that he assumed she had died from heart failure as a result of heavy drinking.

Cameron made the claims during an interview which was read the jury at Heather’s murder trial at the High Court in Livingston today (Friday).

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Killer Drink Driver Jailed For Six Years

By Paul Thornton

A DRINK driver who killed a pensioner and left him for dead while almost five times the legal limit has been jailed for six years and banned for a decade.

Delivery driver John McManus, 42, crashed into Philip Taylor, 78, after mounting the pavement in his van at lunchtime on December 1 2008 before driving off and leaving him to die in New Stevenston, Lanarkshire.

The Bellshill man was later pulled over by cops who found a quarter bottle of vodka in his trouser pocket.

McManus, a first offender, previously admitted causing the death of Mr Taylor by careless driving on December 1, 2008, while he had 173 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the prescribed limit being 35.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after the accident and failing to report it.

Today (Friday) at the High Court in Livingston he was sentence to 10 years in custody after admitting causing Mr Taylor’s death. Continue reading

Police Quiz Colleague Over Missing Suzanne Pilley

By Cara Sulieman & Shaun Milne

A MARRIED man who had an affair with missing bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley was being quizzed by police over her disappearance today (fri).

Two detectives from the murder squad investigating her death spent around an hour in David Gilroy’s family home in Edinburgh.

Mr Gilroy’s wife Andrea left with their son Rhys in a blue Fiat Punto five minutes after the police arrived at the Silverknowes address just after 9am.

Around an hour later a calm looking Gilroy, dressed in beige trousers, pink shirt and smart brown sports jacket, was led to an unmarked car.

A police spokesman said that he was “helping with inquiries”. Continue reading