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Man in court charged with Mary McLaughlin death in 1984

Man in court charged with Mary McLaughlin death in 1984

Image caption Mary McLaughlin was last seen alive on 26 September 1984 A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman 35 years ago. Mary McLaughlin, 58, was last seen alive on 26 September 1984 when she left a bar in the Hyndland area of Glasgow after a night out. Her

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Mary McLaughlin was last seen alive on 26 September 1984

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman 35 years ago.

Mary McLaughlin, 58, was last seen alive on 26 September 1984 when she left a bar in the Hyndland area of Glasgow after a night out.

Her body was found in her home in Crathie Court on Laurel Street in Partick six days later.

Graham McGill, 58, was charged with murder during an appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

He was remanded in custody and will appear again before the court within eight days.

Despite extensive inquiries at the time no one was arrested or charged in connection with the death of Mrs McLaughlin.

‘New information’

However, a new investigation was launched by detectives from Police Scotland’s Homicide Governance Review team.

Det Ch Insp Suzanne Chow said: “Undetected and unresolved homicides in Scotland are never closed and the families of victims are never forgotten.

“Our Homicide Governance Review team keep every undetected and unresolved case under review, and will continue to investigate any new information or lines of inquiry which come to light.

“The passage of time is no barrier to our investigations”.



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