ADVOCATE Lawrence Nisbet, best known for his involvement in the case

of a Scottish nanny accused of witchcraft, has died aged 45.

It is understood that Mr Nisbet suffered a heart attack at his

Edinburgh home on Monday.

Mr Nisbet, known as Larry to his friends, graduated in law from

Edinburgh University and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1972. He

frequently acted as junior counsel to Mr Lionel Daiches, QC, forming a

colourful and effective partnership.

He interrupted a holiday in Italy in 1982 to try to have nanny Carole

Compton freed pending her trial. She was accused of witchcraft after

five mysterious fires at the homes of her Italian employers.

Mr Nisbet is survived by his wife, Susan, and two step-daughters.