Man in court over 1998 fire which killed former Glenrothes man

Gordon Graham
Gordon Graham

A man charged in connection with a fire in Fraserburgh in 1998, in which a former Glenrothes man died, has appeared in court.

Barry Henderson (41) appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Thursday) and was charged with murder and attempted murder.

FIREMEN TACKLE THE BLAZE IN FRASERBURGH HIGH STREET IN MAY 1998 WHICH KILLED GORDON GRAHAM.

FIREMEN TACKLE THE BLAZE IN FRASERBURGH HIGH STREET IN MAY 1998 WHICH KILLED GORDON GRAHAM.

No plea or declaration was made and he was granted bail.

The date of his next appearance in court, which will take place in a High Court, has yet to be confirmed.

Henderson’s address was given as Fraserburgh.

Gordon Graham died after a fire broke out at his home at 74 High Street on May 3, 1998. Grampian Police, the police body at the time, ruled it as an accident.

GORDON GRAHAM WHO DIED IN A FIRE IN HIS FRASERBURGH FLAT IN MAY 1998

GORDON GRAHAM WHO DIED IN A FIRE IN HIS FRASERBURGH FLAT IN MAY 1998

However, the case was reopened 11 years later in 2009.

Police Scotland confirmed yesterday that a 41-year-old had been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal fire.