John Davis sent for trial over Hazel North murder

Dean Park scene and Hazel North Hazel North's body was found in Dean Park in Kilmarnock

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A man has been sent for trial, charged with murdering a Fife teenager whose body was found in a park in Kilmarnock.

John James Davis, 25, is accused of killing 19-year-old Hazel North whose remains were recovered in the Ayrshire town's Dean Park.

He is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and assaulting a police officer.

Mr Davis made no plea or declaration during the private appearance and was remanded in custody.

Ms North was reported missing last month, two weeks after she was last in contact with her sister.

Her remains were recovered from Dean Park in Kilmarnock three days later.

The charges accuse John James Davis of assaulting Ms North by striking her on her head and body at his home in the town on 2 February.

He is accused of assaulting and murdering her, by means unknown, at his flat in the town's Northcraig Road between 28 February and 23 March.

He is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by concealing her body and failing to report the death to the authorities.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court he was further accused of assaulting police sergeant Thomas Brown to his severe injury.

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