Da Vinci trial hears of loan request

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A lawyer asked one of his clients if he could borrow £350,000 to retrieve a stolen painting, a trial has been told.

Roy Radcliffe, 60, told the High Court in Edinburgh that he was promised a 10% profit but he dismissed lawyer Marshall Ronald's proposal as ludicrous.

Mr Ronald, 53, is one of five men accused of demanding £4.25m for the safe return of a stolen Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.

The Madonna of the Yarnwinder was taken from Drumlanrig Castle in 2003.

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