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Dundee doctor denies drug death charge

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Katy McAllister will stand trial at the High Court in Glasgow later this year

A Dundee doctor has denied killing a woman after allegedly supplying her with drugs, a court has heard.

Katy McAllister faced the accusation at a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

The 30-year-old is charged with the culpable homicide of Louise McGowan in May last year.

It is alleged that at two addresses in Dundee, including a tattoo parlour, she "recklessly and unlawfully" supplied "controlled and potentially lethal drugs".

These allegedly include tramadol, temazepam and codeine.

The indictment states that Miss McGowan, also of Dundee, "ingested" the drugs and died a day later.

Miss McAllister also faced a number of other allegations.

These included a charge that she stole quantities of the class C drug Midazolam from Ninewells Hospital in Dundee between June and August 2014.

Prosecutors further allege Miss McAllister supplied or offered to supply drugs to a number of individuals.

Mark Stewart QC, defending, pled not guilty on her behalf.

Judge Lady Rae adjourned the case until a further hearing later this year and continued Miss McAllister's bail.

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