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Tears for a brother

MANJIT Sangha sheds a tear after prosecutors announce they are to apply for the retrial of three men who were cleared of the murder of her brother, Surjit Singh Chhokar, 15 years ago.

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, QC, has appealed to the High Court for authority under double-jeopardy laws to set aside the acquittal of Ronnie Coulter, Andrew Coulter and David Montgomery and prosecute them again for the murder.

Mr Chhokar, 32, was stabbed to death outside the home he shared with his girlfriend in Overtown, North Lanarkshire, in 1998.

The three men were acquitted of murder after two separate trials in 1999 and 2000.

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