Murder trial witness tells of ‘giggles’

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A MURDER trial was told a witness heard “nervous giggles” as a group left the scene of a shotgun shooting.

Gambian Dudou Leigh, 30, was blasted to death in a flat in the shadow of Hibs’ Easter Road last December 4 when a drug deal went badly wrong.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday a neighbour, electrical engineer Liam Judson, 25, told how he heard a bang. He thought someone was trying to kick his door so he went to look through the spy hole. His vision was very limited but he saw three or four people repeatedly jabbing the button to summon the slow lift.

“They were giggling in a sort of excitable, hyper way,” he said.

Asked by advocate depute John Scullion, prosecuting, if the sound was something like laughter, Mr Judson said: “Nervous giggling.”

George Thomson, 30, Roche Thomson, 25, and Kevin Addison, 28, are accused of murdering Dodou Leigh by blasting him with a shotgun in a flat at 15 Hawkhill Close, Edinburgh.

The three men deny all the charges against them.

The trial will continue on Monday.