Little ‘asked for sick bowl’
Man accused of murder was ‘quiet’ during trip to hospital Wedding proposal
A MURDER accused asked police for a sick bowl in the aftermath of the alleged k illing of Dundee man Gordon Diduca, a court has heard.
Giving evidence at Glasgow High Court today, Constable Matthew Boath described how he accompanied the accused, Charles Little, in an ambulance to Ninewells Hospital.
The officer said Little did not speak much, other than to ask for a sick bowl as he was feeling nauseous. He also made disjointed comments without being prompted, such as: “How long did it take you to deal with the situation?” and: “They have already seen my crossbow.”
Mr Boath said: “He was reserved, quite quiet, not saying much.
“At the door of the ambulance he did say, in a voluntary statement: ‘If I wanted to hurt him I would have.’ ”
Little denies killing Mr Diduca on September 25 2017 after an argument broke out in Dundonald Court.
He faces a total of five charges including murder, assault, threatening or abusive behaviour, and assault to injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment, as well as possession of a Class B controlled substance.
Earlier, the murder trial heard PC Neil Clark describe the moment an armed response unit arrived at the scene.
PC Clark, 37, said: “My colleague, Sergeant Baird, told him armed police were there and to come outside. I heard him shout back: ‘You’ll have to kick the door in. I won’t make this easy for you.’ ”
As officers burst inside with a battering ram, Little came out of a room and rushed towards the door to close it, the court heard.
PC Clark said he kept it open with his foot and noticed blood all over the floor. He said Little ran back into a bedroom and shut the door.
He added: “Shortly after an item was thrown out into the hall. It turned out to be the knife.
“Mr Little then came out and he was taken away. He was given medical attention as he was bleeding heavily from his left arm and had a substantial gash on his neck. I believe it could have been self-inflicted.”
PC Clark told the court he saw an arrow stuck to some plasterboard to the right of Little’s door.
The trial continues. PLANS to convert part of a Fife farm into a wedding venue have been submitted to Fife Council.
Lumgair Farming wants to turn the buildings at Falside Farm, at Kenly near St Andrews, into a flexible space that can hold wedding receptions.
The main function suite will be based in the old cattle courts.
Forensics officers investigate at the flats in Dundonald Court.