Men in court charged with Scott Blackwood's murder in Saltcoats
Three men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a man found dead in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire.
The body of Scott Blackwood, 30, was discovered in a house last Thursday.
Allan Nicol, 35, Martin McGowan, 27, and Thomas Moore, 26, all from Saltcoats, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and were also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
They made no plea or declaration and were remanded in custody.
They are due to appear again on 17 July.
Police had been called to a report of a disturbance at a house in Wheatley Road at about 04:50.
Emergency services attended but Mr Blackwood was pronounced dead at the scene.