SECOND COURT APPEARANCE FOR TWO ACCUSED IN CAROLINE GLACHAN MURDER CASE

Caroline Glachan, whose body was found by the banks of the River Leven.

Three people accused of the murder of Caroline Glachan 25 years ago have appeared in court.

Donna Brand, Andrew Kelly and Robert O’Brien have been charged with killing the schoolgirl in 1996.

The trio, who are all from Dumbarton, made no plea to the single charge of murder they face in relation to the 14-year-old’s death.

Brand and Kelly, both 42, and O’Brien, 43, are all being held in custody. They were fully committed for trial during their hearings.

Caroline, of Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, was found dead, partially submerged in the River Leven, at Place of Bonhill, near Renton.

She was discovered on the morning of August 25, 1996, the day of her mother’s 40th birthday.

The trio were arrested in connection with her death last week, and made their first court appearance last Thursday.

They were 17, 16 and 18 a quarter of a century ago, when prosecutors claim they killed Caroline.

No future court dates have been set, but they are expected to go on trial at some point next year, subject to delays to the justice system caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and COP26.

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