View Full Version : Accident delays witnesses

15-Aug-16, 12:07
Case due to get underway in the afternoon after witnesses arrive

A FATAL accident at Evelix near Dornoch, has delayed the arrival of witnesses due to give evidence in a criminal trial at Wick Sheriff Court, today.

On trial is Ellen Louise Stewart, who denies two charges of fire-raising and causing damage to property in Oldwick Road, Wick, in 2013 The 46-year old has pleaded not guilty.

The charges allege that she wilfully set fire to items of clothing within a house there and later in the year set fire to items in the same building causing damage to the house and contents and neighbouring properties, and causing danger to people there, when the fire took hold.

The trial, before a jury, is expected to last for two days at least.