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Man in court charged with murder after Shotts death

Scott MacKenzie Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Scott MacKenzie died following a disturbance in Shotts

A 33-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering another man in North Lanarkshire.

Scott Mackenzie, 41, died after an incident at a house on Inverkip Drive, Shotts, on Sunday morning.

A second man, aged 20, was treated for injuries at Wishaw General Hospital before being released.

Kenneth Wheeler, from Shotts, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court charged with murder and attempted murder. He made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Mr Wheeler is also alleged to have had an offensive weapon in public and to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner.

He is expected to appear in court again next week.

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