Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry embezzlement trial postponed

The former MP had been due to appear in court on Monday.

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Former politician Natalie McGarry had her embezzlement trial postponed on Monday after reportedly being unwell.

McGarry, 40, allegedly stole more than £25,000 from two Scottish independence organisations between April 2013 and August 2015.

The former SNP MP for Glasgow East allegedly embezzled £21,000 while Treasurer for Women for Independence (WFI) between April 26, 2013 and November 30, 2015.

The second charge states McGarry took £4661 between April 9, 2014 and August 10, 2015 when she was Treasurer, Secretary and Convenor of Glasgow Regional Association of the SNP.

McGarry was not in the dock for the fifth day of the trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court which is set to last six weeks.

Sheriff Tom Hughes told the jury: “Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the case that unfortunately Ms McGarry is unwell today and is not able to attend.

“For that reason, we will not be able to continue as far as today is concerned.

“I’m hopeful we will be able to resume tomorrow. For that reason I will adjourn the trial until tomorrow.

“There is good reason for this but we reserve to know the explanation of what (is) going on until tomorrow.”

The trial will continue tomorrow before sheriff Tom Hughes.

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