Aberdeen oil worker’s murder trial told accused ‘facilitated’ meeting

A woman accused of murdering a former boyfriend “facilitated” a meeting with him which was followed by a brutal attack on him, a court heard.

Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC said Tasmin Glass, 20, and her co-accused Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson, both 24, had each played their part in “a concerted, murderous attack” on Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson.

The trio, all from Kirriemuir, all deny murdering Mr Donaldson.

It is alleged that after an arranged meeting at the Peter Pan Play Park at Kirrie Hill he was repeatedly struck on the head and body and then transported to a car park at Loch of Kinnordy nature reserve and struck repeatedly on the head and body with a knife and baseball bat, repeatedly struck on the head and neck with “an unknown heavy, bladed instrument” and set on fire.

Ms Edwards told jurors at the High Court in Edinburgh that Glass “facilitated and brought about” a meeting with Mr Donaldson that was followed by an assault on him.

The advocate depute said a plan was laid down on the evening of June 6 last year that was set in motion and culminated “in the brutal murder of Steven Donaldson”.

The trial continues.