Frazer Neil found guilty of the murder of Hannah Dorans

Published 01 November 2018

The man responsible for the murder of Hannah Dorans in the Chesser area of Edinburgh last year has now been convicted.

Frazer NeilAt the conclusion of the trial, which began on Monday 15th October at Glasgow High Court, 25-year-old Frazer Neil was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and also of breach of bail by contacting her family online.‎

Hannah, from Dalkeith, had recently finished a night-shift as a carer in the Murrayfield area when at the insistence of Neil she went to the flat on Hutchison Road on the morning of 11th February 2017 to retrieve belongings after she terminated their relationship ‎a fortnight before.

Hannah DoransAt around 10.25am that morning, Neil called Police Scotland via 999 to report that he'd killed the 21-year-old.

Emergency services attended immediately and Hannah was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team said:

"My thoughts are with Hannah's family who have had a long wait to see justice being done. This will not compensate for the loss of Hannah but I hope it gives them a degree of comfort at what is a very emotional time.

"During the course of the trial, Neil was shown to be a manipulative and dangerous individual who brutally took the life of a young woman who once trusted him.

"He continues to show no comprehension of the severity of his crimes and the devastation his actions have caused.

"To lose Hannah in such a way has caused indescribable pain to her family, friends and colleagues and my sympathies continue to be with them."

Neil is due to be sentenced at Glasgow High Court on 29th November.


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