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World's End murders: Angus Sinclair could face retrial

Christine Eadie and Helen Scott Image copyright PA
Image caption Helen Scott and Christine Eadie were killed in 1977

A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders could stand trial again, following a ruling by judges.

The Crown has been granted permission to bring a new prosecution against Angus Sinclair under the double jeopardy law.

The bodies of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott were found in East Lothian in October 1977.

Mr Sinclair stood trial for their murders seven years ago, but the judge said there was no case to answer.

Before their deaths, Ms Eadie and Ms Scott had been seen at the World's End Pub in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

This would be the first retrial held after double jeopardy legislation changed in November 2011.

Until the new legislation was introduced, people could not be retried for the same crime.

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