Killer David Gilroy’s house goes up for sale

David Gilroy. Picture: PA
David Gilroy. Picture: PA
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THE HOME of murderer David Gilroy is up for sale just 12 days after his wife agreed to sell to pay of mortgage debts.

Gilroy’s three-bedroomed, detached villa in Silverknowes has been put on the market for offers over £245,000.

The home of the 45-year-old, who is serving life for the murder of bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley, is said by estate agents to be in need of “some modernisation and cosmetic upgrading”.

His wife Andrea, 45, who continues to back her husband, was told she and her two children would have to leave the home at a court hearing last week. The Bank of Scotland took Gilroy and his wife to court on August 23 as they were failing to pay the loan they had secured on the property.

The sales details for the property describe it as a “substantial detached villa, pleasantly situated in popular residential area”.

The substantial back garden, according to the estate agents, “offers a great space for enjoying pleasant days”.

David Gilroy was convicted of murdering his former lover Suzanne, 38, after she disappeared in May 2010.

Ms Pilley was last seen when making her way to work at Infrastructure Managers Ltd in Thistle Street, Edinburgh, where Gilroy also worked. The bookmaker 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.

Police believe he killed her in the basement of the office where they worked and buried her body somewhere in Argyll. Gilroy has always denied killing his ex-lover and says that he has been wrongfully convicted.