Neighbour in court over murder of Leven grandmother Mary Logie

Mary Logie . Picture: Police Scotland

Mary Logie . Picture: Police Scotland

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A NEIGHBOUR of murdered 82-year-old Mary Logie is to appear in court today over her death.

Mrs Logie found beaten to death with a rolling pin in her own home on January 5.

Cops investigating her death, at her home in Green Gates, Methil, arrested a woman - understood to be Sandra Weir, 40, of Green Gates, Leven.

She is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court later.

Mary’s body was discovered in her home in the Fife town around 8pm on Tuesday January 5.

She had last been seen that morning when she said she was planning to visit shops and a friend in hospital.

A neighbour then discovered her body after concerns were raised when she failed to answer her phone.

Mary had lived in her flat in Green Gates for 45 years. Her husband Walter died in 1987, at the age of 56.

Her grown-up sons Derek and Ronald live in England while her daughter Caryl is in Australia.

Police earlier said they are “using all resources to bring her killer to justice”.

Chief Inspector Adrian Annandale, Local Area Commander for North East Fife said: “I wish to thank the Leven community who have assisted police since the start of this investigation and shown tremendous support for the work that’s being carried out.

“We have spoken with a number of people who have all been extremely forthcoming and willing to help in any way they can.

“I want to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to identify whoever is responsible for Mary’s death and are pursuing various lines of inquiry.

“Although such crimes are extremely rare for Leven, Mary’s death has had a significant impact on the public and we are utilising all resources at our disposal to bring her killer to justice as quickly as possible.

“In the meantime, our inquiry is ongoing and we will continue to have high-visibility patrols within the Green Gates area for the time being.

“Again, I ask anyone who has information relevant to the murder inquiry to please contact police immediately on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Meanwhile, Councillor Tom Adams, who is the Chair of the Levenmouth Area Committee, spoke of the shock felt by the community following the murder.

He said: “First and foremost, my thoughts are with the family of Mary Logie at this extremely difficult time.

“It’s tragic and there is no doubt that this despicable crime has left local residents shocked and angry.

“But, as is often the case, the community has come together and is not only supporting one another but also the excellent work being carried out by the police.

“I’m confident this support will continue throughout the course of this investigation and I urge anyone who has information that might assist with this ongoing effort to contact police.”

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