Tayside and Central Scotland

Alexander McLennan death: Third man charged

Alexander McLennan
Image caption Three men have now been charged over Mr McLennan's death

A third man has appeared in court accused of murdering a man at the side of a busy dual carriageway.

Alexander McLennan died on Saturday following the attack on Dundee's Kingsway East, near the junction with Westhall Court.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital following the incident on Saturday afternoon but died of his injuries.

Steven Batchelor, 31, from Dundee, made no plea or declaration. He was remanded in custody.

Mr Batchelor - also known as Steven Van Lierop - faced a single charge of murdering Mr McLennan, during the appearance in private on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Solicitor Scott Norrie, for Mr Batchelor, made no application for bail. He is expected to appear in court again next week.

On Tuesday, Ross Ramsay, 29, and John Paul Cassidy, 31 - both from Dundee - appeared on the same charge.

They also made no plea or declaration and were remanded as the case was continued for further examination.

Tayside Police have urged witnesses to come forward, saying hundreds of motorists passing the scene may have seen the "prolonged attack".

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