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Man in court over Nairn homeless man burning incident

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Image caption Mr Jeans appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court

A 25-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court over an incident which left a homeless man with serious burns.

Jordan Jeans appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court charged with assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement on 10 February.

He was also charged with assaulting a second man to his severe injury on the previous day.

James Shaw suffered severe burns to his legs in Nairn on 10 February.

Mr Shaw, 34, was initially taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness before being transferred to the specialist serious burns unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston. His condition was said to have been stable.

He is unemployed and had recently moved into a room at Nairn's Star Hostel, although he still sometimes slept rough in the town.

Mr Jeans made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and bail was refused by Sheriff Derek Livingston.

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