Fraudster misses court

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A PROPERTY developer who was shot outside a city gym failed to turn up for sentencing over a £145,000 mortgage fraud as his wife was having a baby.

Robert Kelbie was due to appear for sentencing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday but his solicitor explained that the 28-year-old’s wife was in hospital having their child induced.

Kelbie last month pleaded guilty to carrying out mortgage frauds to buy flats. He will be sentenced on August 7.

Kelbie was shot in the back in the car park of Bannatyne’s Health Club, Newcraighall, on October 20, 2010.