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Malcolm Webster case: Convicted killer in new bid to clear name

Claire Morris, Malcolm Webster and Felicity Drumm Image copyright Not Specified
Image caption Malcolm Webster married Claire Morris (left) and Felicity Drumm

A man found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire is making another bid to clear his name.

Malcolm Webster, originally from Surrey, was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering Claire Morris in 1994.

He was also convicted of staging a similar attempt to murder his second wife in New Zealand.

Webster has asked the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) to look into his conviction and sentence.

He has previously lost an appeal against his conviction.

Webster was found guilty in 2011 of murdering Ms Morris, who was originally from Kent.

The death of the 32-year-old - married for just eight months - in the crash was investigated and treated as a tragic accident. He received a large insurance payout after her death.

Webster went on to marry Felicity Drumm in 1997.

The couple were involved in a car crash in New Zealand, with Webster again at the wheel, in 1999.

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