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Man in court accused of double murder in Dundee

Julie McCash and David Sorrie Image copyright Kingdom News Agency
Image caption Julie McCash and David Sorrie died at a property in Dundee on Sunday

A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man and woman in Dundee and the attempted murder of a woman.

Robert Stratton is accused of murdering David Sorrie and Julie McCash in the city's Drumlanrig Drive on Sunday.

He is also accused of the attempted murder of Wendy McKinney on the same date.

Mr Stratton is further accused of assaulting his partner Lee Kinney to her injury.

Prosecutors allege that Mr Stratton murdered Julie McCash by striking her on the body with a knife.

It is alleged that he pursued Mr Sorrie while brandishing two knives and struck him on the body with a knife.

Mr Stratton made no plea or declaration at a short hearing in private before Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC.

He was remanded in custody and the case was continued for further examination.

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