Paige Doherty murder accused makes second court appearance

Paige Dohertys body was found on 21 March. Picture: Police Scotland
Paige Dohertys body was found on 21 March. Picture: Police Scotland
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A man charged with murdering Clydebank teenager Paige Doherty has made his second appearance in court.

John Leathem, 31, was fully committed for trial at Dumbarton Sheriff Court yesterday. He made no plea or declaration and was returned to custody.

Paige’s body was found in a wooded area just off Great Western Road in Clydebank at lunchtime on 21 March.

The teenager was last seen near a deli in the town before setting off for her part-time hairdressing job.

Fundraising pages set up to help the family of murdered teenager Paige Doherty have collected more than £16,000.

Family friend Lynsay Smith said: “All the money raised is to help Pamela, her mum, and Andrew, her stepdad, with any funeral arrangements and anything else to ease the pain that they are going through.” Fundraiser Gail Duncan said: “This money will be donated.”