Two in court over death of Edward Dooley near Ikea

Edward Dooley. Pic: contributed
Edward Dooley. Pic: contributed
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TWO men have appeared in court charged with the culpable homicide of a former soldier who died after being found unconscious on a pavement five years ago.

James Hendry, 34, and Jacob Hendry, 41, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today charged with killing Edward Dooley, 54, in October 2008.

The pair, whose addresses were not disclosed, made no plea or declaration to the allegation when they appeared before Sheriff Alistair Noble

Mr Dooley, of Bilston, was found seriously injured near an Ikea store in Loanhead, in October 2008. He was discovered by a taxi driver late in the evening and rushed to hospital. He later died from serious head injuries.

Mr Dooley, who was working as a security guard at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital at the time of his death, had taken his eldest granddaughter to the cinema and watched High School Musical with her on the day he suffered the fatal injuries.

Previously, Mr Dooley had worked for almost 30 years as an engineer for Scottish Water, after he left the army in 1976.

He served with the Royal Scots Guards, in a six-year stint which included spells in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Turkey and Germany.

Sheriff Noble today granted James and Jacob Hendry bail with special conditions. The procurator fiscal did not disclose what these special conditions were.

They are expected to make another appearance on the culpable charge at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at some time in the immediate future.