MURDERER David Gilroy has lodged a fresh appeal against his conviction directly to the UK Supreme Court.
Gilroy, 50, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of his former Edinburgh lover 38-year-old Suzanne Pilley.
Earlier this year an application to the Scottish courts to take his appeal to the Supreme Court in London was denied.
Now his legal team have launched a bid to bypass the Scottish courts system and take their case straight to London.
The Supreme Court in London this week confirmed that a direct appeal had been brought to them by Gilroy’s legal team.
The Legal Aid Board have already paid over £16,000 towards appeals against Gilroy’s conviction, and say future appeals will be considered.
A spokesman for the Legal Aid Board said they had not yet received an application for funding.
Gilroy was found guilty of murdering in Ms Pilley after she disappeared in May 2010.
She was last seen when making her way to work on Thistle Street in the capital.
The book-keeper was last seen on CCTV at North St David Street at 8.54am.
Ms Pilley’s parents reported her missing after she failed to turn up to work.
The conviction of Gilroy was hailed as a landmark case, as Ms Pilley’s body has never been found.