Mobile phone trace could put accused at scene of Aberdeen oil worker’s death

A mobile phone belonging to a woman accused of murdering her former boyfriend could have been operating at a location where she allegedly attacked him, a court heard.

Greg Robinson, 48, told how he investigated where Tasmin Glass’s iPhone was on the night her ex-partner, Aberdeen oil worker Steven Donaldson, died.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard police tasked the mobile phone expert to establish if the location of the handset could determine Glass’s whereabouts.

Steven Donaldson

Mr Robinson said after studying the records, he decided it was possible the handset could have been operating at the Peter Pan play park.

Glass, 20, and co-accused Callum Davidson, 24, and Steven Dickie, 24, all from Kirriemuir, deny murdering Mr Donaldson between June 6 and 7 last year.

Prosecutors claim they arranged to meet him at the Peter Pan play park in Kirriemuir and assaulted him by repeatedly striking him with “unknown weapons”.

Speaking about the phone, Mr Robinson said: “It may have been in the area of the Peter Pan park.”

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He said he analysed records of the masts the phones belonging to Mr Donaldson, Glass and Dickie connected to on the night of June 6 and the following day.

He said he was not able to say for sure where the phones were, but was able to provide the general vicinity. He said on the night of June 6, Glass’s mobile could have been operating at the Peter Pan play park at a time after 11pm.

Mr Donaldson’s body was discovered at the Loch of Kinnordy nature reserve car park.

Mr Robinson said the last activity of his handset was shortly after 3am on June 7.

When asked if this took place in the “vicinity” of Kinnordy Loch, he replied: “Yes. That’s right.”

The trial continues.