Angus Robertson: Man denies Facebook post about SNP MSP and wife’s murder

David Llewelyn, 60, is said to have posted comments online suggesting that former SNP deputy chief Angus Robertson should be murdered or injured.

Llewelyn also faces an alleged threat against Mr Robertson’s wife, Jennifer.

Prosecutors allege that Llewelyn, of Royston Mains, in Edinburgh, posted the comments on his Facebook page in January this year.

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The case against Llewelyn went to Edinburgh Sheriff Court, where defense agent Eddie Wilson pleaded not guilty on behalf of his client.

Mr Wilson said Llewelyn, who was not in court for the brief hearing, requested an adjournment of the trial regime due to the unavailability of a Scottish Police cybercrime report.

The lawyer also asked the Crown to return two phones, a laptop and a computer to the accused after they were seized from his home following his arrest.

Wilson added that the defense team would “strongly challenge” the perceived “murder threat” contained in the prosecution at the next trial.

Sheriff Robert Fife has accepted the defense’s request to adjourn the trial and new dates have been set for next summer.

Llewelyn is said to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner and posted remarks on social media suggesting that Angus Robertson and his wife Jennifer should be murdered or injured while at his home on January 5 of this year.

Mr Robertson is MSP for Edinburgh Central and was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture in May 2021.

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