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Extra police drafted in for court case

Airdrie Sheriff Court
Image caption Security was stepped up at Airdrie Sheriff Court for Craig Devlin's appearance

Extra police were drafted into Airdrie Sheriff Court as a teenager from Glasgow appeared in private charged with assault to severe injury.

Craig Devlin, from the Easterhouse area, was also charged with reset of a car, which means receiving or keeping a stolen vehicle.

The 19-year-old made no plea or declaration and bail was refused by Sheriff David Clapham.

Mr Devlin was remanded in custody for seven days pending further inquiries.

Security was stepped up at the court, with everyone entering the building being searched by security guards using body search sensor equipment.

Police in Glasgow are continuing to investigate an attack on 26-year-old twin brothers James and Bryan Hanlon, from Maryhill.

James Hanlon suffered serious head injuries in Stepps on 22 August, after reportedly being attacked with a power drill.

A week later, Bryan Hanlon's car was forced off the road outside Kelvin Campus in Maryhill, where he was attacked by a group of men and sustained serious head and groin injuries.

He is being treated in hospital.

Both brothers are said to have been associates of Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll, who was shot dead in a suspected gangland attack in Asda's car park in Royston seven months ago.

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