Glasgow & West Scotland

Philip Morrison faces trial over 1994 murder of Derek Sheerin

A man from Northern Ireland has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in the east end of Glasgow 22 years ago.

Philip Morrison, 40, is alleged to have strangled and robbed 24-year-old Derek Sheerin on waste ground near London Road on 25 September 1994.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Mr Morrison, who is from Londonderry, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Judge Lady Rae set the trial for March next year.

It is alleged that Mr Morrison seized hold of Mr Sheerin and struggled with him.

He is then alleged to have strangled him with a belt, and robbed him of a watch, tobacco and £20.

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