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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Man charged with murdering wife at Borders sheltered housing complex

Written by The Press Association

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife at a sheltered housing complex.

Eileen Thomson, 70, was taken to hospital after police were called to an address in Priorwood Court, Melrose, at 4.45pm on April 9 after a report of concern for a woman.

She was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment but died on April 18.

David Thomson, 69, appeared at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday charged with murder. He made no plea and was released on bail.

The case has been fully committed with a further hearing to be set.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland earlier, Mrs Thomson's family said: "Eileen was the heart of our family and her tragic passing has left us all devastated."

Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Healy said: "This is a tragic loss for Eileen's family and friends, and our thoughts are with them as they come to terms with this bereavement."

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