Louise Tiffney: Sean Flynn set to stand trial in October accused of mother's murder

A son is to stand trial charged with murdering his mother and dumping her body in woods.

Louise Tiffney
Louise Tiffney

Sean Flynn, 37, is accused of killing Louise Tiffney at a flat in Dean Path, Edinburgh on May 27 or 28, 2002.

Prosecutors claim the 43 year-old was assaulted by means unknown.

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Flynn is also charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice on May 28, 2002.

It is claimed he concealed Louise's body in the boot of a Nissan Almera, drove the car to a wooded area beside the A198 near Gosford House, East Lothian and then disposed of the remains there.

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Flynn was excused attendance for a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday.

He currently lives in Berlin in Germany.

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His QC Brian McConnachie and prosecutor Alex Prentice QC said they were ready for a trial to be fixed.

Mr McConnachie added: "All matters are pretty much in place."

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He also lodged a special defence of incrimination on behalf of Flynn.

Lord Weir set a trial due to begin on October 18 in Livingston.

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A further hearing will take place before then on September 6 in Glasgow.

Bail for Flynn was continued meantime.