Craig Whyte faces angry Rangers fans outside court

Craig Whyte Many fans blame Craig Whyte for Ranger's descent into administration

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Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte faced a barrage of abuse outside the court where he was due to give evidence in the trial of his former housekeepers.

Terence Horan, 53, and Jane Hagan, 50, are accused of stealing more than 30 items from the businessman's home at Castle Grant near Grantown on Spey.

Mr Whyte was subjected to catcalls and threats from a number of Rangers supporters at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Many fans blame him for the club's descent into administration.

Mr Whyte was given a police escort from the building.

Mr Horan and Ms Hagan, who both now live in Bicester, are alleged to have stolen items including a quad bike, coins, a hip flask and telescope, between June and September 2012 .

They both deny the charges.

Mr Whyte was threatened with arrest in June after failing to appear as a witness at an earlier court hearing.

He appeared in July and told the court through his lawyer that it was not a wilful failure to attend. He apologised and promised to turn up to give evidence.

He is due back in court when the trial resumes on 27 September.

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