Dumfries murder

The death of 54-year-old man in Dumfries is being treated as murder.

Man charged with Dumfries murder appears in court

Scene of the murder at Gilbert Circle in Dumfries Credit: ITV News Border

A 40-year-old man has appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court charged with murder.

The body of Brian Scott was found at his Dumfries flat on April 26th.

The 54-year-old, known locally as "Tucker", was originally from Stranraer and had lived alone at Gilbert Circle in the town for a number of years.

A few days later police arrested a man who today appeared on petition, in private, in the Sheriff's Chambers.

A spokesman for the Procurator Fiscal said no declaration was made and the accused was remanded in custody.

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Police reassure Dumfries locals

Police officers in Dumfries have been patrolling the area where Brian Scott's body was found, to reassure locals that the town is still one of the safest places to live in the UK.

"This type of incident doesn't happen regularly in Dumfries and Galloway, and bear in mind this is the exception rather than the rule.

"But we are mindful of the fact that people may be apprehensive regarding what's happened close to their homes and we are looking to provide reasurrance to them."

– Sergeant Stuart Burns, Police Scotland

Neighbours of Mr Scott say they are not worried about their safety and they hope the police are successful in their investigations.

"We have to leave this investigation for the police. Let them decide. They will find the person involved. That's it. I am not worried because we have a quiet area here. We have no problems in this area. Everyone knows each other. It is a very good neighbourhood.

– Farooq Muhammed, Neighbour

"Even with all his faults, nobody deserved that kind of thing to happen. So you can only hope they find whoever was responsible for that."

– Alex Hepburn, Neighbour

Police maintain presence at Dumfries murder scene

Police have been conducting house to house enquiries and reassuring the public following the death of a man in Dumfries.

Murder squad detectives say they are still trying to piece together the events leading to the death of 54-year-old Brian Scott.

Mr Scott, known as Tucker, was discovered dead in his flat in Gilbert Circle on Friday (26th April).

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Police name murdered Dumfries man

The 54-year-old man found murdered in his flat in Dumfries has been named as Brian Scott.

Mr Scott was found in his flat in Gilbert Circle in the town on Friday (26th April).

Police Scotland say Mr Scott, who is better known as 'Tucker', lived alone and was originally from Stranraer.

"At this stage we are keen to trace and speak to anyone who may be able to help piece together Brian’s last movements on Thursday evening or Friday morning in or around his home in Gilbert Circle.

"We are also keen to trace anyone who may have been in the area of Gilbert Circle on Thursday evening, through to early Friday morning and who may have seen or heard anything which may help us in our enquiries into this death.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Gary Church, Senior Investigating Officer, Police Scotland