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Monday, 8 July, 2002, 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Killer faces wife assault charge
TC Campbell
TC Campbell, pictured after his release
A man convicted of the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars murders has appeared in court charged with assaulting his wife.

Thomas TC Campbell was taken to the city's sheriff court from Stobhill Hospital, where he was admitted on Saturday night after falling ill in police custody.

Mr Campbell is alleged to have seized her by the body and hair, making her strike her head against a door on Saturday. He is also charged with carrying a knife.

Mr Campbell and a co-accused, Joe Steele, were granted interim liberation last year pending a decision on their appeals against the convictions for murdering six members of the same family in 1984.

A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell whilst in police custody.

Street stabbing

"The 49-year-old man was arrested and detained in police custody following a disturbance at a house in Pinkston Drive, Sighthill, Glasgow on Saturday July 6."

Mr Campbell was remanded in custody until 6 August.

In March, he was stabbed in Barlanark in the east end of Glasgow in what appeared to be an outbreak of violence among underworld gangs.

The six members of the Doyle family, including an 18-month-old baby, died in a fire which swept though a tenement flat in Ruchazie.

After a 27-day trial, Campbell and Steele were convicted and jailed for life.

Drugs trade

The court heard the killings took place against a background of a violent war for control of the ice cream van business in the city's east end.

Much of that was said to be connected with a the drugs trade.

Campbell and Steele have always maintained their innocence and have staged a high-profile campaign to clear their names.

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