A leading prosecutor is to stand trial later this month over a social media race row charge.
David Wilkie-Thorburn, 52, an assistant procurator fiscal for Grampian Highlands and Islands for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
He is charged with sending a Facebook message to a woman which was “grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character” in the early hours of April 7 in the context of an employment dispute between her and Wilkie-Thorburn’s husband.
He denies the charge.
During yesterday’s hearing his solicitor Gregor Kelly said: “We can agree that the Facebook message in question was sent by the accused.”
The case was continued to trial.