Man charged with murdering pensioner John Gillespie

John Gillespie John Gillespie died in April at Stirling Royal Infirmary

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of an 88-year-old man in a Stirling underpass.

James Duguid, 50, appeared in private at Stirling Sheriff Court charged with murdering Royal Navy veteran John Gillespie.

Mr Duguid faced a single charge alleging that he attacked Mr Gillespie at Lover's Walk on 19 April.

He made no plea or declaration during the brief hearing before Sheriff Wyllie Robertson.

The charge alleges that Mr Duguid demanded Mr Gillespie's wallet, grabbed his walking stick, pushed and pulled him, and struck him with the walking stick, causing him to fall to the ground.

The charge further alleges that Mr Duguid then dragged Mr Gillespie along the ground, to his severe injury, as a consequence of which he died on 25 April at Stirling Royal Infirmary.

Mr Duguid was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

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