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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 13:28 GMT 14:28 UK
Missing prosecutor makes contact
Alan Mackay
Alan Mackay was last seen leaving his home on Monday morning
Police have found a lawyer who went missing after he had led the prosecution team in the collapsed World's End murder trial.

Advocate depute Alan Mackay was not in court to hear Lord Clarke rule that Angus Sinclair had no case to answer.

His acquittal of killing Helen Scott and Christine Eadie in 1977 has led to criticisms of the case's handling.

Lothian and Borders Police said that they had established the wellbeing and whereabouts of Mr Mackay.

Mr Mackay contacted his family on Tuesday morning.

He had been treated as a missing person.

Previously, he had spoken to his wife at 1600 BST on Monday to say he was well and needed "some time".

He is understood to live at Longniddry in East Lothian and left home on Monday morning bound for Edinburgh.

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