Man Accused Of Murdering Dad In Shotts

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a 41-year-old in North Lanarkshire.

Married father Scott Mackenzie died after an incident at a house on Inverkip Drive, Shotts, on Sunday morning.

A second man aged 20 was treated for injuries at Wishaw General Hospital before being released.

Kenneth Wheeler, 33, of Shotts, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court charged with murder and attempted murder.

He is also alleged to have had an offensive weapon in public and to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The case was continued for further examination and he is expected to appear again next week.


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