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Scotsman Arrested In Thailand For Murder In Scotland

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Murder accused held in Thailand

A man has been arrested in Thailand in connection with the murder of an Edinburgh mother.

Scott Storey, from Edinburgh, is to be held on remand while authorities in Thailand decide on a request for extradition.

Bridget Cameron was attacked in Leith in 2004. She died later in hospital.

Storey was due to stand trial at the High Court in Edinburgh on 29 March 2005, but he failed to appear. A warrant was granted for his arrest.

- BBC

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Killing of mother: man held in Thailand

THAI police have arrested a man who went on the run two years ago after being accused of the murder of an Edinburgh mother of four.

Scott Storey, 40, now faces extradition to the UK to face trial for the 2004 killing of Bridget Cameron, 35.

- The Scotsman

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Historical articles from The Scotsman:

27-Apr-04

Man on murder charge

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a city mother-of-four at the weekend.

Scott Storey, 39, of Pirniefield Bank, Edinburgh, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday following the death of 35-year-old Bridget Cameron in the Pirniefield Bank area of the Capital shortly before 11pm on Saturday.

Ms Cameron was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

Storey, who was remanded in custody, made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further inquiry.

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26-Apr-04

Murder of mum: man, 39, in court

A 39-YEAR-OLD man was due to appear in court today charged with the murder of an Edinburgh mother-of-four at her home.

Scot Storey was arrested following the death of Bridget Cameron, 35, at the address in Pirniefield Bank, near Leith Links.

Police officers were called following an alleged incident at the terraced house at 10.45pm on Saturday night.

Paramedics rushed Ms Cameron to hospital, but she later died as a result of her injuries.

The mother-of-four was a devoted full-time carer for her seven-year-old daughter Darcy, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Yesterday, forensic officers conducted a fingertip search of the house and the back garden which borders Seafield Cemetery. Uniformed and plain-clothes officers also carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area.

A police spokesman said: "A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today."

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at the death of a woman who they said had "a heart of gold".

Her next-door neighbour described seeing Ms Cameron taken from her house on a stretcher as paramedics fought to save her life.

He said: "We looked out the window and saw the police cars and an ambulance arrive. We didn’t know what was going on. Then my wife and I saw Bridget being taken out on a stretcher. They were trying to resuscitate her.

"Later the police forensic team had to come through my house to get to her back garden. I don’t think they wanted to go through her front door.

"She was a superb woman, with a heart of gold. She should be out playing with her kids today, not this."

Another neighbour, David Conroy, 42, a plasterer, said: "Bridget was a nice person, very pretty. It’s unbelievable that this could happen."

A 30-year-old neighbour said: "I didn’t hear anything last night, but my wee boy woke up at about 4am and when I looked out of the window I saw the police tape.

"I was just about to phone Bridget to ask her if she knew what had happened, but I stopped myself because I just had a bad feeling about it.

"She was a brilliant mum and she was devoted to her kids."

Ms Cameron had just celebrated her 35th birthday last Monday and had been planning to buy the two-bedroomed house where she had lived for the last three years.

She had four children, Christopher, 17, Stephen, 15, Sarah, 12, and seven year-old Darcy and they also stayed at the home.

Darcy was born ten weeks premature and had to undergo major heart surgery when she was only two weeks old.

She needs physiotherapy every day at school and has to go to hospital every few weeks for check-ups and asthma treatment.

She recently had painful Botox injections to loosen the muscles in her legs.

The treatment left her immobile because she had to wear casts for six weeks.

A 79-year-old resident who has lived in the street with his wife for 49 years was shocked by news of the incident.

"We never have any break-ins or vandalism here," he said. "It’s a very quiet street and one of the nicest schemes in Edinburgh.

"There used to be waiting lists of eight to ten years to move in here. It’s an absolute tragedy."

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26-Apr-04

Investigation after mother of four is found dying

AN INVESTIGATION was launched after a mother of four was found dying in her home.

Bridget Cameron, 35, was found unconscious but breathing by officers who were called to Pirniefield Bank, Leith, on Saturday night. She was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but died a short time later.

A man aged 39 had been arrested yesterday in connection with the incident and was due to appear in Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. Officers had sealed off the house and surrounding areas yesterday, including a section of nearby graveyard.

Neighbours paid tribute to Ms Cameron, describing her as a wonderful and friendly person.

A friend, June Glover, 43, said: "She was an excellent neighbour and would do anything to help anyone."

Another neighbour, David McInroy, 56, said: "It’s a horrible shock. You don’t expect this kind of thing to happen on your doorstep."

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excellent news.

full marks to the police both here and in scotland for tracking him down.

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Thai arrest of man linked to the murder of Capital mum

A MAN has been arrested in Thailand in connection with the murder of an Edinburgh mother.

Scott Storey, 41, has been on the run for nearly two years following an attack on mum-of-four Bridget Cameron, 35, in her home.

He now faces being extradited to the UK to stand trial in the Capital.

The last time Storey was due to appear at the High Court in March 2005 he failed to show. He had been granted bail by the sheriff court in May 2004.

After more than a month of searching for him, police discovered he had gone to Thailand. He was reportedly seen at a holiday resort in the south Asian country popular with travellers.

Since then, Scottish police have been working with the Thai authorities to try to track him down and bring him back to the UK.

But for the past 18 months Storey, who also faced charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, theft and breach of the peace before his disappearance, has proved elusive.

A statement issued last night by Lothian and Borders police said: "Scott Storey, wanted on warrant for the murder of Bridget Cameron, has been arrested in Thailand.

"In May 2005, the Crown Office working with colleagues in the Justice Department, issued a request for the provisional arrest of Mr Storey as a prelude to the submission of a formal extradition request to the Thai authorities.

"He will be held on remand in Thailand while the authorities there determine the extradition request."

Bridget Cameron suffered fatal injuries in an alleged incident at an address in Leith. She died in hospital.

She was a devoted full-time carer for her young daughter Darcy, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

- Edinburgh Evening News

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UPDATE... he's still in Thailand

Death suspect in Thai court

A man arrested in Thailand in connection with the murder of an Edinburgh mother-of-four has appeared in court for an extradition hearing.

Scott Storey, 41, has been missing for nearly two years following an attack on Bridget Cameron, 35, in her Leith home.

He was detained by Thai police in February and is currently in prison while the extradition process continues.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said Storey had appeared in court on September 24 for a hearing.

It is not known how long his extradition is likely to take.

Storey had been due to appear at the High Court in March 2005 but failed to show. He had been granted bail by the sheriff court in May 2004.

- The Scotsman

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Does anyone know how long he was in Thailand and where exactly he was staying and what he was doing?

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He failed to show for a May 2004 hearing in Scotland and was apprehended in Thailand in February 2007.

Beyond that time-line, it's unclear exactly where in Thailand he was or what he was doing.

Unfortunately, no on-line photos of him have been available which might help for people to recognize him and perhaps elaborate on these questions.

Edited by sriracha john

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Hopefully something to think about for those who say how bad and unique Thailand is for giving bail to accused murderers.

It ain't alone - they even do it in 1st world countries.

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Maybe if more wanted criminals from the Uk were arrested in Thailand some of the areas of Thailand might be pleasanter.

The UK police should send pics to TV so we can shop them.

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Maybe if more wanted criminals from the Uk were arrested in Thailand some of the areas of Thailand might be pleasanter.

The UK police should send pics to TV so we can shop them.

wheres bertie smalls when you need him .

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Why is the Thai police holding him for over 8 months?

They were waiting on him paying the 20 baht for his cup of coffee :o

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Why is the Thai police holding him for over 8 months?

The Scottish authorities had to prepare and present the extradition request, the Thai authorites have to consider the extradition request, a slow court system which makes getting a court date in less than 1 year difficult never mind 8 months.

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