New Stevenston man charged with murder

A NEW Stevenston man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a man at the weekend.

Sean Patrick McLaughlin (30) appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday after the death of Robert Brown (37), of Draffen Tower, Motherwell.

Mr Brown died at Wishaw General Hospital following an alleged altercation at a house on Lindum Crescent, Motherwell, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

McLaughlin, also charged with threatening behaviour, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at court again later this month.