Man to stand trial over Dundee high rise death

Elders court Jennifer Findlay died after falling from a fifth floor window at Elders Court in Dundee

A man is to stand trial following the death of a woman who fell from the fifth floor window of a Dundee high rise.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Nicholas Conning pleaded not guilty to a charge of culpable homicide.

The 45-year-old is alleged to have struck Jennifer Findlay, 48, at a flat at Elders Court causing her to fall from the window on 12 July this year.

Lord Uist fixed a trial date for February next year in Edinburgh.

Mr Conning, who also calls himself Nicholas Shepherd, is accused of locking the front door of the flat at Elders Court, preventing Ms Findlay's escape.

The charge claims he struck her, made her to fear for her safety and caused her to fall from the window.

Mr Conning also denies three other alleged assaults on Ms Findlay dating back to May 2000.

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