Man charged with murder after Blairgowrie death

Wellmeadow James Simpson was found injured in the Wellmeadow area on Sunday.

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of James Simpson in Blairgowrie on Sunday.

Craig Tilbury, from Laurencekirk, appeared in private at Perth Sheriff Court on charges alleging he killed the 44-year-old by punching him.

Mr Simpson was found seriously injured in Wellmeadow, outside the Crown Bar. He died shortly after being taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Mr Tilbury made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

It was alleged Mr Simpson, from Blairgowrie Road, Coupar Angus, died as a result of a blow and fell to the ground.

Mr Simpson, also known as "Peem" by friends worked as a service manager at Agricar Ltd in Perth.

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