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Murder accused in court over Gordon Smith Windermere death

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Image caption Gordon Smith was found dead in the street on 1 July

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a 44-year-old who was found lying in a street in a Lake District town.

Gordon Smith, 44, was found dead in Lake Road in Windermere early on 1 July.

Mark Russell, 26, of Holly Terrace in the town, appeared at Furness and District Magistrates charged with murder.

He was remanded and will next appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Wednesday.

A woman, aged 48, and a 15-year-old girl, both from Kent, have been bailed until 10 July.

A 31-year-old man, from Millom, has been bailed until 17 July.

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