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The body of a man who was out on bail on a charge of murdering his wife has been found at a house in Shandon.

Retired firefighter David Thomson, 69, was expected to stand trial next year over the death of his 70-year-old wife, Eileen at Priorwood Court sheltered housing complex in Melrose.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police were called to an address in Shandon Place in Edinburgh at about 7am on Monday following the sudden death of a man in his 60s.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.”