Glasgow & West Scotland

Man charged over Newton Mearns house siege

A man has been charged with attempted murder and serious assault after a siege in East Renfrewshire at the weekend.

Two men were arrested after the incident at Moorhill Crescent, Newton Mearns, which ended in a house fire.

Kevin Crossan, 24, appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court accused of attempted murder, assault to severe injury and a breach of the peace.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

A 22-year-old man, who was also arrested, remains in the Western Infirmary in Glasgow where he is being treated for smoke inhalation.

He will appear at Paisley Sheriff Court when he is released from hospital.

The incident at Moorhill Crescent, Newton Mearns, lasted from 17:00 until 23:00 on Saturday.

The 50-year-old householder, who was suffering from smoke inhalation, was taken to Southern General Hospital in Glasgow along with a friend who was alleged to have been seriously assaulted.

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