Jurors in the trial of a couple accused of murdering a missing woman more than 19 years ago have retired for a second day to consider their verdict.

Edward Cairney and Avril Jones have been on trial at the High Court in Glasgow for the last seven weeks, where they are accused of murdering Margaret Fleming, who has allegedly not been seen for almost two decades.

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Cairney, 77, and Jones, 59, deny murdering her by unknown means between December 18 1999 and January 5 2000 at their home in Inverkip, Inverclyde, or elsewhere in Scotland.

Jones further denies a charge of fraudulently claiming £182,000 in benefits by pretending that Ms Fleming - who was reported missing in October 2016 - was alive.

Jurors began considering their verdict on Thursday afternoon and are continuing their deliberations on Friday.