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Two charged with Tranent takeaway death

John Auld
John Auld was allegedly assaulted outside Kopas takeaway on Tranent's High Street

Two men have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man allegedly assaulted outside a takeaway shop in Tranent, East Lothian.

The man who died was John Auld, a 59-year-old from nearby Ormiston.

Mr Auld was found injured outside Kopas takeaway on Tranent's High Street at about 17:00 on Sunday.

Michael Sutherland, 30, and Steven Archibald, 36, both from Tranent, were charged with Mr Auld's murder at Haddington Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Both men were also charged with breach of the peace, while Mr Sutherland faced a third charge of racially aggravated breach of the peace and Mr Archibald was charged with assault to injury.

Neither made any plea or declaration at the private hearing and they were both remanded in custody until their next appearance.

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