Two women in court over Leith murder

Alexander Duncan. Picture: submitted
Alexander Duncan. Picture: submitted
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TWO women are to stand trial charged with murdering and robbing a man in his flat.

Seka Ritchie (32) and Tracey McLean (29) are accused of killing Alexander Duncan at his home in Leith, Edinburgh on April 16 this year.

It is claimed the 59 year-old was struck with a bottle and stabbed with a knife or similar item.

Prosecutors also allege the pair robbed Mr Duncan of his wallet and its contents.

They also face charges of attempting to defeat the ends of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Ritchie is further accused of four separate assaults in Edinburgh between 2010-2013.

Lawyers for the pair today entered not guilty pleas during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Burns set a trial due to start next June in Edinburgh. The case will last around 10 days.