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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