East Ayrshire man charged with attempting to murder village shopkeeper

A 39-year-old East Ayrshire man has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder a village shopkeeper.
A 39-year-old East Ayrshire man has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder a village shopkeeper.
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A man has appeared in court charged with trying to murder an East Ayrshire shopkeeper.

James McMurdy, 39, was arrested and appeared in private at Ayr Sheriff Court today.

He was charged with assault and robbery, attempted murder and resisting arrest, the Crown Office said.

A 63-year-old female worker remains in hospital following an incident at Catrine Convenience Store in St Germain Street, Catrine, on Sunday afternoon.

Mr McMurdy, who is from the village, made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is due to make a further court appearance next week.

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