Man guilty of ‘World’s End’ murders

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Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A convicted killer and paedophile has been found guilty of raping and murdering two teenage girls 37 years ago.

Christine Eadie and Helen Scott, both 17, were brutally killed after a night out at Edinburgh’s World’s End pub on October 15 1977, with their bodies discovered the following day in East Lothian. They had been bound and strangled with their own underwear.

Angus Sinclair, 69, was convicted today of the rape and murder of both girls after a trial at the High Court in Livingston lasting five weeks.

The prosecution is the first under changes to Scotland’s double jeopardy law which meant he could be retried for their murders after the court case against him collapsed seven years ago.

Sinclair, a serial rapist who has been in jail for more than 30 years, was accused of carrying out the attacks with his brother-in-law Gordon Hamilton, who died in 1996.

The jury of nine women and six men took less than two-and-a-half hours to convict Sinclair unanimously of both charges.

Published: Friday 14th November 2014 by The News Editor

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