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Philip Wade’s sister ‘hounded’ by police

By Caroline Armour

The sister of one of the accused in the Lynda Spence trial has said in court that the police have ‘hounded’ her family in relation to the case.

Gillian Wade, 35, sister of Philip Wade, said: “I was interviewed and asked leading questions; they threatened me and said if I didn’t give a statement they would take me down to the station and wouldn’t be nice to me”.

Philip Wade is one of four men accused of the kidnap and murder of Glaswegian business woman Lynda Spence.

The court also heard from Ms Wade that Colin Coats, another of the accused, had gone into some kind of property based business with Ms Spence.

She said: “I vaguely remember Colin saying he had business arrangements with a girl but I couldn’t remember her name.”

All Colin said was that he has a business partner by the name of Lynda Spence and he spoke quite highly of her. He said he could always get money from Lynda”.

All four of the accused, Philip Wade, 42, Colin Coats, 42, David Parker, 38, and Paul Smith, 47, deny the charges.

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