Man denies trying to murder woman by pushing her off bridge

Robert Leggat pled not guilty to attempting to murder Hazel Donaldson by throwing her over a bridge wall at the River Tay.

A man has denied trying to murder a woman by pushing her off a bridge.

At the High Court in Glasgow Robert Leggat, 43, pled not guilty to seizing hold of his ex-partner Hazel Donaldson pulling her towards the bridge over the River Tay at Dunkeld, Perthshire, on December 3, last year.

It is alleged he struck her on the head with an unknown object, seized hold of her body, lifted her legs while she was leaning on the bridge wall and pushed her causing her to fall onto ground below and attempted to murder her.

Defence counsel Euan Dow said that a trial is expected to last about five days.

However, due to the coronavirus epidemic no trial can be fixed at present and a further hearing will take place in September.

Leggat appeared at the High Court in Glasgow via a video link.