NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man charged after murder attempt

A man has appeared in court in Aberdeen after an attempted murder at a block of flats on Christmas Eve.

A 33-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked in the city's King's Crescent.

Barry Dyker, 32, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court facing a charge of assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder.

Dyker, of Aberdeen, appeared in private. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.