A man accused of murder was seen on CCTV taking a “leisurely” bike ride on the night he allegedly killed his co-accused’s former boyfriend, a trial heard.
Detective Constable David Budd, 40, told a jury he observed Callum Davidson, 24, riding a bicycle through the streets of Kirriemuir at 1.58am on June 7 2018.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard yesterday how DC Budd saw Davidson as he studied video camera footage during the police investigation into Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson’s death.
The court also heard he had given a police statement in which he said he had gone to bed at 12.30am on June 7 and didn’t awake again until 9.30am.
When Ms Edwards asked DC Budd to describe the style of Mr Davidson’s riding, the police officer replied: “It’s a leisurely pace. It’s leisurely.
“He’s moving from side to side on a bike. He’s not in a hurry.”
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DC Budd was giving evidence on the tenth day of proceedings against Davidson, Steven Dickie, 24, and Tasmin Glass, 20.
The trio, who all come from the Kirriemuir area, deny murdering Mr Donaldson, a former boyfriend of Glass’, in their home town between June 6 and June 7 last year.
The trial, before Lord Pentland, continues.