Men accused of Emma Caldwell murder to sue for wrongful arrest
Four men arrested last August spent three months in custody but will not go on trial for the killing at this stage.
stv news can reveal that the four men accused of the Emma Caldwell murder are to sue for wrongful arrest. The men, were arrested last August and spent three months in custody. The Crown say they will not go on trial for the killing at this stage.
The four men were arrested in Glasgow on August 31st last year and were charged with strangling Emma Caldwell, who was working as a prostitute. They were remanded in custody and spent three months on remand. Usually you have to go on trial within a year of being charged with a crime, but the Crown has revealed that this will not happen in this case.
Earlier the lawyerfor Abubekir Oncum, one of the accused, spoke to stv news. His lawyer Aamer Anwar said: "He maintains his innocence. But the inquiry is still live and we can't say anything further at the moment. My client has been distressed by the whole situation. He has a family and he wants to get on with his life and he maintains his innocence."
The other accused, 55-year-old Huseyin Cobanoglu, from Irvine, 34-year-old Halil Kandil and 36-year-old Mustafa Soylemez from Glasgow, say they will sue the authorities, claiming they were wrongfully arrested and spent unnecessary time on remand.
The Crown say the men will not go on trial at this stage, but may do so in the future.