Freed killer crashed with drugs in truck

Tim Bugler

Stirling sheriff court was told that tests found cocaine in Gary Seymour’s bloodALAMY

A killer free on a life licence for one of Scotland’s most infamous sectarian murders crashed a truck carrying heroin into three other vehicles on the M9, a court has been told. Gary Seymour, 47, was high on cocaine and driving at “excessive speed” just before Christmas last year. He hit a stranded car on the hard shoulder near Stirling, then ricocheted into the tow truck there to recover it and a passing BMW.

Seymour fractured his skull and the 60-year-old driver of the BMW, Ruth Astbury, suffered a broken vertebra. Seymour’s blood was tested in hospital and cocaine found. Police found two bags containing GBP800 worth of heroin in his pick-up truck, but when Seymour was well enough to be charged he said that…

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