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Man appears in court over Pumpherston murder

Jim Tierney
Image caption Jim Tierney's body was found in a back garden in Pumpherston

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder, following the discovery of a body in a back garden in West Lothian at the weekend.

Robert Gracie of Pumpherston, West Lothian, made no plea or declaration at Livingston Sheriff Court.

The body of 27-year-old Jim Tierney was found in Pumpherston in the early hours of Saturday.

Mr Tierney, of Harrysmuir Terrace in Pumpherston, had suffered multiple stab wounds.

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