Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Village Shop Robbery

8 November 2017, 17:34

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A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder and robbery at an East Ayrshire village shop.

A 63-year-old female worker remains in hospital following an incident at Catrine Convenience Store in St Germain Street, Catrine, on Sunday afternoon.

James McMurdy, 39, was arrested and appeared in private at Ayr Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He was charged with assault and robbery, attempted murder and resisting arrest, the Crown Office said.

The 39-year-old from the village made no plea and was remanded in custody.

He is due to make a further court appearance next week.