70 forced to flee cen­tre fire

DAY 36

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Mr Prais said: “Could you be wrong in say­ing there were three episodes?” She replied: “No.” Ms Drumm told the court she re­mem­bered hav­ing “three episodes” on sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions while be­ing mar­ried to Web­ster.

As re­ported in later edi­tions of yes­ter­day’s Evening Ex­press the jury heard Web­ster ac­cepted he lied, cheated and robbed his wife blind. Mr Prais said Web­ster ad­mit­ted he had acted “dis­grace­fully” and in a “mon­strous” man­ner to­wards his sec­ond wife and ac­cepted his be­hav­iour to­wards her was shame­ful.

Web­ster, 51, de­nies mur­der­ing his first wife Claire by drug­ging her, crash­ing his car on the Auchen­huive to Tarves road, at Kin­goodie, near Old­mel­drum, on May 27 MORE than 70 peo­ple were evac­u­ated af­ter a fire broke out in a North-east com­mu­nity cen­tre.

Fire­fight­ers were called to Wood­side Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, in Aberdeen, af­ter the blaze hit one of its rooms.

Grampian Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice of­fi­cers tack­led the fire, which hap­pened about 6pm last night. Three fire en­gines were sent to the scene, but ev­ery­one had been evac­u­ated. or 28, 1994, and set­ting it on fire.

He is fur­ther al­leged to have drugged Felic­ity Drumm be­tween July 1996 and Fe­bru­ary 1999.

Web­ster was said to have also caused a car ac­ci­dent with his wife in­side in New Zealand, in a bid to mur­der her.

Web­ster de­nies all the charges against him and the trial con­tin­ues.

EV­I­DENCE: Mal­colm Web­ster’s wife Felic­ity Drumm.

SCENE: A fire en­gine at the Wood­side cen­tre.

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