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Men in court over murder of Brian Faulds in Dalmarnock

Brian Faulds
Image caption Brian Faulds' body was discovered on a walkway near Dalmarnock Bridge

Three men have appeared in court charged with murdering a man whose burned body was found near a bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Brian Faulds, 29, was found near Dalmarnock Bridge on 28 September 2011.

Paul Christie, 29, Adam Christie, 27, and Bryan Christie, 22, were charged with murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Lawyers for the men entered not guilty pleas during a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

The trio are charged with killing Mr Faulds at a flat in the city's Dalmarnock area on 27 September last year.

They are said to have bound Mr Faulds with tape and repeatedly punched and kicked him.

Wheelie bin

Mr Faulds was then allegedly struck with a knife, cleaver, axes, a hammer and a baseball bat.

The three men also face an accusation of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

It is claimed they asked another man to use his car to remove the dead body.

Mr Faulds' corpse is then said to have been dumped into a wheelie bin and moved to an embankment near the Clyde Walkway.

The charge states the body was set alight before the bin was also torched.

It is also claimed Paul and Bryan Christie later went to the alleged murder scene with the intention of starting a fire there to destroy evidence.

Bryan Christie is said to have fled to the Shetland Islands, while the two other accused went to Pitlochry in Perthshire.

Prosecutor Sheena Fraser said the Crown were not ready to set a trial date.

Lord Woolman adjourned the case until a further hearing next month.

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