John Docherty

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First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Elaine trial hears of ‘horrible coincidence’

:30THE Elaine Doyle murder trial has heard of a ‘horrible coincidence’ which meant that no one noticed the tragic teenager had not come home on the night of her death.Share this imageDetails emerged as her brother was questioned by defence QC Donald Findlay ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

Elaine’s brother: I did not kill her

:00THE brother of Elaine Doyle was yesterday forced to deny courtroom suggestions that he was the person who had killed the teenager.Share this imageJohn Doyle was giving evidence on day 14 of the murder trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.The accused ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Retired detective accused of lying under oath in Elaine trial

:30A RETIRED detective was threatened with prison for perjury during dramatic developments at the Elaine Doyle murder trial yesterday.Share this imageIt came as defence QC Donald Findlay accused police of conducting a ‘cover-up’ over the inquiry into ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Woman tells of ‘loud scream’ on the night Elaine was killed

:30A WOMAN has told how a loud scream pierced the night air just hours before the lifeless body of Elaine Doyle was discovered by police.Share this imageEmma Molloy, 36, told the High Court in Edinburgh how — as a nine-year-old girl — she was afraid to ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Driver ‘acted oddly’ on night of Elaine’s death

:30THE Elaine Doyle murder trial enters another week today as proceedings restart at the High Court in Edinburgh.Share this imageMore witnesses will be called as the Crown continues its case against accused John Docherty, who denies all the charges against ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

'Last dance' man brands Elaine claim 'ridiculous'

:00THE last man to dance with Elaine Doyle dismissed as “ridiculous” any suggestion that he might have murdered the teenager.Elaine Doyle had been dancing with Bernard Bradley on the night of her death, the High Court in Edinburgh has heard.Bernard Bradley, ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 3 reports

Witness danced with tragic girl

Bernard Bradley, 51, was answering questions about a night at a disco in Greenock more than 27 years ago.The following morning Elaine's naked body was found just yards from her home in the town's Ardgowan Street.On trial at the High Court in Edinburgh ... [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 6 reports

Elaine Doyle murder: ‘Scared by stranger in car’

FRIENDS of the murdered teenager Elaine Doyle said she had been frightened by a stranger in a blue car, a trial heard today.The High Court in Edinburgh heard the statements made by her friends in the days and weeks following the discovery of Elaine’s ... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 5 reports

Doyle trial told an 'agitated' man admitted he killed teenager

The "confession" was part of a conversation with a custody officer in Greenock Police Office in February 2011, some 25 years after the teenager's body was found near her home in the town's Ardgowan Street. On trial at the High Court in Edinburgh is John ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 3 reports

Doyle evidence 'suggests a struggle'

The Elaine Doyle murder trial has heard that evidence found at the scene suggested she had been involved in a "struggle" before she died.A jury at the High Court in Edinburgh heard how a clump of hair was recovered close to where the 16-year-old's body ... [Published BBC - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 4 reports

Police attempt to cover body of Elaine Doyle 'catastrophic blunder'

An attempt by police to cover the naked body of murdered teenager Elaine Doyle was a "catastrophic blunder", a court has heard. The High Court in Edinburgh has heard of a long-running row since Ms Doyle, 16, was found in a lane near her Greenock home ... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 4 reports

Elaine murder accused was ‘at home’ claim

:00THE man who denies murdering Greenock schoolgirl Elaine Doyle in 1986 yesterday put forward a list of 41 other possible suspects as his trial got under way.Share this imageJohn Docherty, 49, also claims that at the time he is alleged to have stripped ... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Mar 29 2014]

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Elaine trial hears of ‘horrible coincidence’ [Published Greenock Telegraph - 12 hours ago]
Elaine’s brother: I did not kill her [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 18 2014]
Elaine Doyle's brother says suggestion he kille... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 17 2014]
Murder victim's brother 'waited up' [Published BBC - Apr 17 2014]
Retired detective accused of lying under oath i... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 17 2014]
Woman tells of ‘loud scream’ on the night Elain... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 16 2014]
Girl heard scream, murder trial jury is told [Published Herald Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
Girl 'frightened by scream' on night of Elaine ... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 15 2014]
Driver ‘acted oddly’ on night of Elaine’s death [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
'Last dance' man brands Elaine claim 'ridiculous' [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
Elaine Doyle murder trial hears of burned handb... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 11 2014]
Late husband of Elaine's friend named by accused [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 11 2014]
Witness danced with tragic girl [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Apr 11 2014]
Last man to dance with murder victim denies murder [Published Herald Scotland - Apr 11 2014]
Last man to dance with murder victim denies murder [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
Elaine Doyle murder: ‘Scared by stranger in car’ [Published The Scotsman - Apr 10 2014]
Murdered teenager 'followed by man' [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
Murder trial: Elaine Doyle 'was being followed ... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 10 2014]
Elaine ‘turned down lift on the night of her de... [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 10 2014]
Elaine Doyle murder trial: Best friend tells co... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 10 2014]
Court told of Elaine's night [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Apr 10 2014]
Girl 'refused lift on night she died' [Published Herald Scotland - Apr 10 2014]
Elaine Doyle trial hears of teenager’s final hours [Published The Scotsman - Apr 09 2014]
​Court Hears Of Elaine Doyle'... [Published Real Radio Scotland - Apr 09 2014]
Murdered teenager Elaine Doyle refused lift hom... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 09 2014]
Doyle trial told an 'agitated' man admitted he ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
Elaine Doyle: ‘Agitated man wanted to confess’ [Published The Scotsman - Apr 09 2014]
Man 'wanted to confess' to murder [Published BBC - Apr 08 2014]
Man walked into police station 'to confess to E... [Published Stv.tv - Apr 08 2014]
‘Elaine was involved in ‘struggle’ before death’ [Published Greenock Telegraph - Apr 08 2014]
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