Edinburgh crime: Two men appear in court charged with murder of former Fettes College teacher Peter Coshan

Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a former teacher at one of Scotland’s leading private schools.

Paul Black,63, and Paul McNaughton,27, made no plea to a charge that they murdered Peter Coshan, in Edinburgh, in August 11 2022.

The pair appeared in private during a short hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Mr Black, who prosecutors say is also known as Joseph Hillary, and his co-accused also made no plea to charges of theft and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

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Mr Coshan,75, taught at Fettes College in Edinburgh between 1972 and 2005. The school counts ex Prime Minister Tony Blair as one of its former pupils.

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Mr Coshan was last seen in the Seafield area of Edinburgh at around 11.50pm on Thursday last week. His body is still yet to be recovered.

Former students at the £9,275-a-term school were among those to pay tribute to the teacher.

Jozefine Cox said: “He was one of my teachers and the kindest gentleman who had time for anyone who needed support, a laugh or just a good chat.”

Mr Black was granted bail whilst Mr McNaughton was remanded in custody.

Both men - who live in the Edinburgh area - have been committed for further examination and are expected to reappear in court on the charges sometime in the near future.