Police probe death of murder accused in Kirkintilloch

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MYSTERY surrounds the death of a man due to stand trial for the murder of his wife in Kirkintilloch.

Jack Smith (63) was found by neighbours in his house on Parkview Avenue, in Kirkintilloch, early on Sunday morning.

He had been released on bail after being accused of the murder of wife Susan in February last year.

Police say that they will now need to carry out a post mortem to determine how Mr Smith died.

A police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the body of a 63-year-old man was found in a house at Parkview Avenue, Kirkintilloch, at around 4.45am on Sunday, July 17.

“Initially there appeared to be no suspicious circumstances, but the death is currently being treated as unexplained until a post mortem is carried out.”

See this week’s Kirkintilloch Herald for more.