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The nephew of a man accused of murdering a waiter
in Lanarkshire in 1998 has denied committing the crime.
Andrew Coulter was giving evidence at the trial of his uncle
Ronnie Coulter who's accused of stabbing Surjit
Andrew Coulter admitted attacking Mr Chhokar with a home-made bat
on the night he died but said he didn't murder him.
From the High Court in Glasgow, Andrew Black reports.
Andrew Coulter told the court that on the date of November 4, 1998,
he went out looking for money to buy alcohol and broke into
a flat which turned out to belong to Mr Chhokar.
after his uncle forged the signature of Mr Chhokar.
The partner of Mr Chhokar found out what had happened and talked
Andrew Coulter told the court that later that night he,
along with Ronnie Coulter and another man, travelled
to the home of Mrs Brice and found Mr Chhokar coming home from work.
Andrew Coulter said he shouted at Mr Chhokar, you had better
Andrew Coulter said at this stage Mr Chhokar swung a bottle
Mr Coulter said he then swung a home-made bat at Mr Chhokar
Andrew Coulter said then his knee gave way and it
He said he and David Montgomerie left the scene and Ronnie Coulter
The prosecutor asked Andrew Coulter if he had stabbed Mr Chhokar,
The court also heard that Andrew Coulter, now 35,
stabbed and killed a man called Patrick Kelly in 1999 and was
Before beginning his evidence the judge told Mr Coulter he did not
have to answer any questions which might incriminate him
Ronnie Coulter has been tried for a second time for the murder,
Scotland's private sector firms saw their output
That's according to a survey of 600 of them.
It's one of many indicators of how the economy is responding
to the vote for Britain to leave the European Union.
Here's our business and economy editor, Douglas Fraser.
Scotland's economy has stalled for while. The vote to leave the
European Union did not help. Looking across the UK at CROWD: Come on,
Andy! As a whole, there was Brexit shock
and there was a bounce back -- there was a Brexit shock but a bounce back
in August. I went to look at a firm. Supergrass in Stirling uses
recycled bottles to make It has been in trouble
for years as the market The staff here expected it
to collapse until this man, a Russian with a big presence
in building materials across Eastern Europe and Asia,
bought the business It is a company that manufactures
high-quality products The company has a good
relation with clients. And I think together
we can increase business. The company has already cut losses
by targeting house builders rather than owners of older homes
and with 10% of output now going abroad, raising up to 40%
while brushing aside uncertainty about future trading relations,
should help the Scottish The plan is to double
the capacity of this plant. That will mean significant
multi-million pound That is encouraging for us,
an investment in infrastructure, I believe it will be a good chance
for personal development for the people who have been part
of the business and for us to begin Job security as Stirling but
elsewhere a different story. There is more soft that is where the
growth has come from over the last nine years. According to an RBS
analysis the highest proportion working for themselves is in Orkney
and in Maine and rural areas. Is that a good thing? Some people can
reduce their hours ahead of retirement and if successful,
home-grown businesses can take other people on. But it means that the --
less security around hours and contracts.
A five-year-old boy has died after being hit by a van
The accident happened in Dalness Street in the Shettleston
area of the city, just after three o'clock this afternoon.
The boy, a pupil at St Paul's Primary School,
was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he died
The first turbine which will form part of the world's largest tidal
energy scheme has been unveiled in the Highlands.
The structure is to be installed in the Pentland Firth.
If it's successful around 260 more underwater turbines will be
added to the array, providing enough electricity for up
Rangers say their supporters were "subjected to a sickening
and shameful display of outright sectarian hatred" during Saturday's
A supporters group wants the club to ban Celtic fans
Off-field incidents have again over-shadowed matters on the park.
Here's our football reporter Alasdair Lamont.
Saturday's game has thrown up several issues. Rangers have
produced a statement following a demand from a supporters groups that
they ban Celtic fans. The statement says...
This relates to a banner held up by Celtic supporters referring to, and
a direct quote, scum. Pictures have been published in newspapers of
effigies of Rangers supporters being hanged. Celtic say they will not
become involved in a tit-for-tat spats but will resolve all issues in
a proper and professional manner. They are also clearing up damage
caused by Rangers supporters the toilets inside Celtic Park on
Saturday. They say that they are dealing with it internally but the
police say they are investigating and saying that the overwhelming
majority of people who attended the game and behave responsibly but a
minority behaved irresponsibly. In a way that has no place in modern
society and football. The match delegates' report from the game will
be studied. Faith leaders and charities
are calling on the Home Office to be more generous to families split
whilst fleeing war in Syria. The Scottish Government has also
said it wants obstacles to be removed to allow families to be
allowed to join those granted Tentative first words
in English for this family. The mother and children have been
cast as refugees. TRANSLATION: Aeroplanes were bombing
and we were in the underground shelter with a lot
of dust, the planes Now far from the bombing
and reunited in Glasgow. The only thing he is,
the mother and children can TRANSLATION: I almost
died to be with them, He has to prove that
he is their father TRANSLATION: The government do not
believe they're my family, I'm prepared to take a DNA test
or anything they ask for. TRANSLATION: My children need him,
I have two disabled children, I do not
understand the system. TRANSLATION: I call for help
from the government 200 faith leaders
from around the country saying that the UK can
do more and quickly. There is a simple practical steps
the government can take, it can relax some regulations about
admitting refugees with family in this country, who guaranteed they
have a network when they arrived and that is achievable
within the The Scottish Government
is also taking a stance. We have got to be in
the business of keeping families together, some
are calling on the UK Government to
revisit and revise the guidelines of In response, the Home
Office said, the UK has a proud history of granting
asylum to those who genuinely And every case is carefully
considered on its individual merits. This is what this family
fled at home in Syria. Five years ago this was the city
that sparked the Syrian uprising. Now they're learning
to read and write And in the fear that
they may lose their The Humanist Society Scotland
is seeking a judicial review of the refusal by Scottish ministers
to give older school pupils the right to opt out
of religious observance. The society says a growing number
of young people don't In England and Wales, 16-
to 18-year-olds have the right The design team behind
the Olympic Park in London has been given the task of drawing up plans
to regenerate an historic LDA Design has been chosen
to breathe new life Four years ago, councillors rejected
plans for a ?140 million The oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood
had offered ?50 million Well, it's over to Judith now
with the weather outlook Some unseasonable weather at the
moment but here is a picture from one of our weather watchers earlier.
Look at these beautiful colours, the contrast between the sky and the
crop below. Tonight we will see rain and heavy pulses of it.
Predominantly dry in the east and a very mild and humid night. That is
how tomorrow's stars, with a band of rain is lying across the western
half of the country. This weather front is generating outbreaks of
rain and waxing and waning east and west but will become find -- become
confined to the west. Showers in the morning clearing away quickly. Look
at those temperatures. Rain still affecting the north-west Highlands
but there will be some sunshine for the Western Isles and staying that
way for most of the day. The rain will clear but we should seek Mr low
cloud feeding in particularly over Shetland. Over the rest of the day
the rain becomes confined to western coastal areas of Argyll and the
Western Highlands and largely dried for sky -- the Isle of Skye. That
weather front linguae across the West and fringing into the far west
Wales and the South West but elsewhere, warm sunshine and hot
temperatures across the south tomorrow. Back in Scotland,
south-east Scotland seeing the highest temperatures. Widely into
the low 20s where we do see the sunshine. Cooler but fresher across
more north-western areas where we see the rain. The winds light across
the board. That continues to affect the South -- far West tomorrow. The
winds going to be used on Tuesday night into Wednesday pushing cloud
across much of the country apart from the south-west. The weather
front pushes away and there is cloud in the East later on. That's your
forecast. And that's it from us for now. Goodbye.