Son to face fresh trial over Louise Tiffney’s murder

Sean Flynn was previously cleared of murdering his mum in 2005.

A man who was cleared of murdering his mother after she disappeared from her home in Edinburgh is set to face a new prosecution.

Sean Flynn was acquitted of killing 43-year-old Louise Tiffney at a trial in 2005.

Now the Crown Office has successfully argued for that verdict to be set aside under double jeopardy legislation – which allows an accused to be tried again for the same offence.

Miss Tiffney’s remains were found near Gosford House in East Lothian in 2017.