Murder accused ‘used friend’s iPad to search net for blood’

Ross Willox's best friend tells jury that he found searches on his iPad for 'blood' and 'can police track your car'.

Murder accused ‘used friend’s iPad to search net for blood’ Police Scotland

Murder accused Ross Willox used his best friend’s iPad to search the internet for ‘blood’ and ‘can police track your car,’ a jury was told on Friday.

Neil Moore, 46, area service manager for the Scottish Ambulance Service, was giving evidence at the trial of Willox, 41, who denies murdering 39-year-old Emma Faulds at his home at Fairfield Park, Monkton, Ayrshire, on April 28, 2019, by means unknown.

Mr Moore told prosecutor Paul Kearney that when he looked at his iPad on Sunday, May 8, 2019, he found searches he had not made.

These included “can cars be traced by GPS”, “do police put tracking devices on cars” and “can UK police trace your car without a warrant”.

Mr Moore told jurors that Willox was his closest friend.

The trial heard how Willox had come to the house and asked to use his iPad. The witness had then decided to look at the tablet device after Willox left.

Mr Moore said he knew his friend had carried out previous searches on the iPad.

Mr Kearney asked Mr Moore what he had done when he made the discovery.

He replied: “I contacted my ex-partner who is a serving police officer and then I went to Kilmarnock police office.”

The court earlier heard that police had carried out surveillance on Willox between May 6 and 10, 2019.

A covert tracker device was also put on his mother’s Jaguar motor.

The trial, before judge Lord Mulholland, continues.

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