A new mum died after meeting two men accused of killing her by giving her cocaine, a court has heard.

Rebecca Tollan, 23, passed away at a house in Bellshill, Lanarkshire after being on her first night out following her pregnancy. Barry McAuley, 40, and Martin Stewart, 34, today went on trial charged with the culpable homicide of Rebecca.

The duo are alleged to have "recklessly and unlawfully" given the "potentially lethal" class A drug to her on July 14 and 15 2019. It is said to have happened at the Railway Tavern pub in Motherwell, Lanarkshire and at the house in Bellshill.

The indictment states Rebecca died after "ingesting" the drug. McAuley and Stewart deny the accusations at the High Court in Glasgow.

Rebecca's sister in law Pamela Tollan, 31, was the first witness in the trial today. The women had gone out on July 14 and eventually ended up in a beer garden at the Railway Tavern.

It was while there two drinks arrived at their table apparently ordered by two men sitting nearby, who Rebecca initially thought she recognised. Rebecca and Pamela went on to sit with them.

Asked by prosecutor Alex Prentice KC if she would recognise the two men again, the witness pointed to McAuley and Stewart in the dock. She found out one was called Barry-John and said the other man's name was Martin.

Tollan allegedly started shaking after taking cocaine
Tollan allegedly started shaking after taking cocaine

Pamela said together they were "having a laugh and a bit of banter". The witness told how Rebecca - who she knew as Becky - then asked them if they had any "stuff".

Pamela said: "I knew exactly what she meant...asking if they had any cocaine." The court heard Barry John went on to give Pamela "a wee bag".

Pamela later ended needing to visit the loo and her sister in law joined her. Mr Prentice asked: "Did you think Becky had another purpose to go to the toilet?" Pamela replied: "To get the bag."