Neighbour due in court over death of 82-year-old grandmother in Fife

Mary Logie, 82, was found dead in the living-room of her flat in Leven on January 5.

Mary Logie: Grandmother was found dead at her home in Leven, Fife.
Mary Logie: Grandmother was found dead at her home in Leven, Fife.

A woman is due to appear in court in connection with the death of her 82-year-old neighbour found beaten in her own home.

Mary Logie, 82, was found dead in the living-room of her flat in the Green Gates area of Leven, Fife, at around 8pm on January 5.

The grandmother was a regular churchgoer who had planned to visit a friend in hospital that day but did not turn up. High-visibility police patrols were carried out to reassure the local community and an appeal for information was made on Tuesday, two weeks on from the death.

Police arrested a 40-year-old woman on Wednesday. STV News understands the woman is Sandra Weir, a neighbour of Ms Logie. She is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 40-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with the murder of Mary Logie in Leven on Tuesday January 5.

“She is scheduled to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Thursday January 21.”

Mrs Logie was described as a “kind, friendly and outgoing” woman. She had recently returned home from spending Christmas with one of her sons in England.

Rev Gilbert Nisbet of Leven Parish Church said: “‘I have been the minister here for nine years and she came virtually every Sunday and I would chat to her at the door.

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“Mary was friendly and outgoing, a kind lady who was bright and interesting to talk to.”