Man in court on Tranent murder charge

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after the discovery of a body in a village.

The man appeared at Haddington Sheriff Court. Picture: Geograph

Colin Armstrong, 49, was found dead at a property in Macmerry, near Tranent in East Lothian, on October 7.

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James Keith Caven, 38, was charged with assault, murder and previously showing malice and ill-will when he appeared at Haddington Sheriff Court today.

He also faces a charge under the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.