Craig Whyte’s sacked housekeepers in tribunal bid

Craig Whyte: Faces tribunal. Picture: PACraig Whyte: Faces tribunal. Picture: PA
Craig Whyte: Faces tribunal. Picture: PA
TWO housekeepers sacked by former Rangers owner Craig Whyte have begun legal proceedings against their former employer.

• Former housekeepers to Craig Whyte to take ex-Rangers owner to court over unfair dismissal claim

• Terence Horan and Jane Hagan accused of stealing over 50 items from Castle Grant

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An employment tribunal will hear the case of Terence Horan and Jane Hagan, who claim they were unfairly dismissed by Whyte while working at Castle Grant.

The couple are accused of stealing a haul of items - including ornaments, a quad bike, heaters, cufflinks and a clay pigeon machine and its cover - between June and September last year. The couple worked at the property for nearly two years.

Criminal proceedings against the couple are taking place at Inverness Sherrif Court. They will stand trial in June. Horan and Hagan deny all charges against them.

The couple are accused of the theft of more than 50 items from the castle near Grantown-on-Spey, Moray.

Other items the couple are accused of stealing include two of Whyte’s jumpers, a bin, three pens, a fuel card, headed paper, a photo album and a telescope.

Other items alleged to have been taken include two lamps, electrical gear, old Dutch guilders, two wooden bowls, a compass, two benches and a table and chairs.

A planter, hip flask, a set of cups, a silver photo frame, heaters and a trunk are also alleged to have been stolen.

The trial, due to take place on June 10 after a pre-trial hearing on May 14, is expected to see Whyte cited as a witness for both the prosecution and the defence.