Crown's bid to retry son over mum's 'murder' in 2002
Human remains belonging to Louise Tiffney from Edinburgh were found in April last year.
The Crown Office has applied to retry a man accused of murdering his mum in 2002.
Human remains belonging to Louise Tiffney from Edinburgh were found in April last year after she disappeared from her home.
The discovery was made by a cyclist next to the A198, near the entrance to Gosford House in Longniddry.
A murder charge against Ms Tiffney's son Sean Flynn was found not proven at the High Court in Perth in 2005.
But the Crown now wants to prosecute Mr Flynn again over the murder of his mum.
A spokesman said: "The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has applied to the High Court for authority under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 to set aside the acquittal of Sean Flynn and prosecute him again for the murder of Louise Tiffney in 2002.
"This is the fourth application made by the Lord Advocate under the Double Jeopardy legislation.
"As proceedings are now live in terms of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, it would not be appropriate for the Crown to comment further."