The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Stacey Connolly remains silent over latest row


Mrs Connolly said she did not wish to make any comment on the matter.

In 2014, the grieving widow won the right to bury her husband in Forfar following a civil court hearing in the Angus town.

In a damning judgment, Sheriff Valerie Johnston said the soldier’s mother had pursued the case through self-interest and a “distinct lack of compassion”.

The sheriff said Mrs McComiskie had “thought only of herself... with little regard for the body of her son languishin­g in storage in London for over three years.”

Stacey Connelly was described in the judgment as having conducted herself throughout the court case in a “quiet dignified manner and with due regard to the delicacy of the matter”.

Mrs McComiskie subsequent­ly abandoned plans to challenge the sheriff’s ruling after failing to secure legal aid for the action.

The funeral of Private Connolly went ahead at Forfar’s Newmonthil­l cemetery early in 2015, but it was tarnished by ugly graveside scenes.

Police had to step in to calm the situation after Mrs McComiskie launched a foul-mouthed tirade of abuse towards her daughter-in-law as her son’s coffin was taken from the hearse.

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Stacey Connolly.

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