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Murray firm in mine blast probe.

A MINING firm owned by former Rangers chairman David Murray has been accused of illegal blasting at an open-cast site.

GM Mining, a company official and a 48-year-old employee were reported to the procurator fiscal last week over a breach of laws restricting the use of explosives.

The official cited in the report is GM director Alan Gillespie, 37. No charges have been made so far.

It is not known if Mr Murray will have to be interviewed by the police after an investigation showed that GM Mining did not have the necessary licence to carry and use explosives.

The firm was carrying out open-cast mine work at a site in Greengairs, Lanarkshire.

Mr Murray has had a substantial shareholding in the company for the last five years.

Police began their investigation several weeks ago following a complaint from a local resident.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 25, 2002
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