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Murder charge over death outside Musselburgh pub

David McCardle
Image caption David McCardle died from injuries he received near the Clubhouse pub

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man outside a pub in East Lothian.

David McCardle, 40, died from injuries he received near the Clubhouse pub in Musselburgh on Friday 12 August.

Ross Tait, 21, appeared in private at Haddington Sheriff Court on Monday, charged with murder.

Tait, of Musselburgh, also faced two further charges; one of assault and another of assault to severe injury and to the danger of life.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody, the Crown Office said.

He is expected back in court in a week.

Another man, who is 47, remains in a serious condition in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the incident at 22:30.

A 24-year-old man, who was found with serious head injuries in Stoneybank Gardens North in the hours after the incident, and who police inquiries have revealed was also involved, is in a serious condition at St John's Hospital in Livingston.

Det Insp John Peaston, of Lothian and Borders police, said: "We are continuing to appeal for information regarding the incident, and it is imperative that any witnesses who have not yet contacted the police get in touch as a matter of urgency."

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