A woman from Scotland is to stand trial accused of burying her husband in the back garden of their home in Portugal.
Louise Khan, who is 46 and originally from Lochgelly in Fife, was arrested after the remains of Alyn Pennycook were found on their farm.
Mr Pennycook, also a Scot, is thought to have died from cancer last year.
Officers believe he died in September or October but Ms Khan failed to report his death to the authorities in Portugal or Scotland.
She was arrested and held in custody “for the presumed practice of at least one crime of corpse desecration” following the discovery of the body on 9 February.
She has since been released on the condition she reports to a local police station and is due to stand trial on 27 February in Celorico da Beira.
Ms Khan could face up to two years in prison if convicted.
She had lived at the property in Linhares, near the city of Guarda, for more than three years.
She is currently being assisted by UK government officials. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: “We remain in contact with the Portuguese police following the arrest and subsequent conditional release of a British woman in Guarda.”
Neighbours of the couple reportedly raised the alarm with police after growing suspicious when Mr Pennycook was not spotted at the property for several months.
Police located the body using ground penetrating radar on land next to Ms Khan’s home.
An autopsy was said to have shown no signs of violence.
Ms Khan was brought before a judge at a court in Guarda last week for a summary hearing where a lawyer asked for more time to prepare the case.
A spokesman for the Policia Judiciaria in Guarda said he could not comment about the case, but confirmed: “A 46-year-old woman has been arrested for the presumed practice of, at least, one crime of corpse desecration.
“The body is believed to be that of a 59-year-old Scotsman, found and exhumed by members of the PJ police and the Scientific Laboratory Police.”
Shipbuilding supports almost 10,000 tasks in Scotland, and has actually grown in significance while other production has actually decreased.
Yards at Scotstoun and Govan on the Clyde and at Rosyth on the Firth of Forth are hectic on Royal Navy orders.
However, a brand-new scholastic research study reveals the decrease in work by the Ministry of Defence, down by almost a quarter in the previous 8 years.
The report was commissioned by the GMB union.
It stated it makes the case for the Ministry of Defence to secure shipbuilding tasks by dedicating quickly to a postponed order for 8 frigates.
The research study has actually been performed by the Fraser of Allander Institute at Strathclyde University.
It approximates that 13,840 individuals are utilized by the Ministry of Defence in Scotland.
In 2008, when the economics institute last reported on the defence sector, there were 23% more tasks in uniformed and MoD civilian functions.
The variety of civilian MoD workers has actually fallen from 6,500 to 3,730 in 8 years – a time of federal government spending plan cuts.
The number in military functions is below 12,400 in 2008 to 10,100 this year.
The fall in military functions has actually been faster throughout the UK as an entire, indicating the Scottish share of tasks has actually increased a little. The share of civilian work has actually fallen to 8.5%.
‘ Political football’
GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith stated: “This report was commissioned following the hold-ups to type-26 program and due to the fact that of the long-lasting disappointments felt by our members throughout the sector after years of being utilized as a political football.
” One task on the Upper Clyde alone supports an extra 1.18 tasks throughout Scotland so for the future of Scottish shipbuilding and our long-lasting financial success it is vital that the UK federal government makes great on the guaranteed frigate program.
” Furthermore, and with a 2nd self-reliance referendum a genuine possibility, the Scottish federal government has to show to our members how they would prepare to sustain their tasks, incomes, pensions, abilities and regional neighborhoods without MoD financial investment.
” This report is a truth check and reveals that the vulnerable Scottish economy can refrain from doing without the countless tasks and numerous countless pounds in incomes supported by navy shipbuilding agreements.”
The report reveals that the share of tasks within Scotland are primarily in Argyll, with more than a 3rd, and Moray, with a 5th.
Argyll has the Coulport and faslane nuclear and submarine bases, while Moray has air and army operations based at Lossiemouth and Kinloss.
For those 2 council locations, military work is especially essential, at 13% of the labor force in Argyll and Bute, and 8% in Moray.
A current Scottish Enterprise study, performed with the defence sector, discovered it utilizes more than 38,000 individuals, consisting of the Ministry of Defence, shipbuilding, research study and aerospace.
The shipbuilding sector saw work dip in 2011, prior to the warship work got under method, and has actually considering that increased to 6,500.
In the 5 years to 2014, work increased 4% while there was a 1% drop in making tasks. That suggests it represents one in every 27 production tasks.
Modelling by the Allander economic experts recommends there was preliminary work of 2,700 tasks on the Clyde, supporting an overall of 4,900. Once it is invested, the wage costs, of 93m, has a vibrant impact on the economy reckoned to be 163m.
A previous research study by the very same institute, utilizing information from 2006, revealed 4,500 tasks supported, and a vibrant effect of 238m.
In Fife, the brand-new report reveals there are 1,800 straight utilized in shipbuilding, supporting an overall 3,900. The wage costs is computed at 60m, supporting 106m of invest.
Two pilots, aged 45 and 35, were jailed on Saturday for presumed intoxication prior to a flight from Glasgow, Scotland, to Newark, New Jersey.
The flight was postponed 10 hours while United Airlines looked for pilots who might change them. Obviously, Glasgow Airport has some great bars, since the very same thing occurred there a month ago there with 2 Canadian pilots for Air Transat.
There have actually been lots of other current cases of pilots striking the sauce. In March, an American Airlines flight was canceled at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after the co-pilot had difficulty with his cockpit seat. Ends up his blood-alcohol level was two times the legal limitation .
Then, in April, a JetBlue pilot was jailed after finishing a flight from Orlando to Kennedy Airport in New York with 151 guests on board. He blew a. 11 in a test of his blood-alcohol material, which is over the legal limitation for driving a vehicle.
Luckily, no one was injured. That still does not make the concept of an intoxicated pilot flying an aircraft any less frightening.
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