Man appears in court charged with murder of woman in Broxburn

11 June 2024, 15:33 | Updated: 11 June 2024, 18:14

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a "much-loved mum" in West Lothian.

Police were called to a disturbance at a property in Cunnighar Road, Broxburn, at around 7.55pm on Sunday.

Emergency crews attended and Chitsidzo Chinyanga, 42, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where she later died.

Ms Chinyanga, known as Veronica, was from Zimbabwe.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, her family said: "Veronica was a much-loved mum, sister, niece and mother to all, who will be missed dearly by many.

"We would ask that we are given privacy to come to terms with our loss at this time."

Kasikai Chinyanga, 46, was arrested and charged in connection with Ms Chinyanga's death.

Chinyanga appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court on Tuesday and made no plea to the single charge of murder.

The suspect, of Broxburn, was remanded in custody and is due back in the dock within the next eight days.

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Detective Chief Inspector Craig Higgins earlier said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who died and we'll do all we can to support them at this very difficult time."