Man charged with murder

A 40 year old local male has been charged in connection with the murder of former Stranraer man Brian Scott, who was found in his flat in Dumfries last Friday.

The accused will appear from custody at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Brian Scott, known to friends as Tucker, lived alone at the flat in Gilbert Circle, Dumfries, where his body was found.

The 54-year old’s death was initially treated as unexplained but police soon launched a murder inquiry.