Lit­tle ‘asked for sick bowl’

Man ac­cused of mur­der was ‘quiet’ dur­ing trip to hos­pi­tal Wed­ding pro­posal

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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.

Gor­don Did­uca

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