Man charged with fatal 1998 fire appears in court

Gordon Graham
Gordon Graham

A man charged in connection with a fatal fire in Fraserburgh in 1998 appeared in court today (Thursday, February 4) and has been named as Barry Henderson.

He appeared in Peterhead Sheriff Court 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.

Mr Henderson’s ‘general 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.

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

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

Police Scotland confirmed yesterday that a 42-year-old had been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal fire.