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Ian Goodall murder accused released on bail ahead of trial

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Image caption Ian Goodall's body was discovered in Glenrothes on 11 June

A man has been ordered to stand trial over the death of a Fife grandfather.

The body of Ian Goodall, 54, was discovered at a property in Minto Cresent, Glenrothes, on 11 June.

Lewis Thomson faces charges of murder, behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

During a private hearing at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, the 25-year-old, from Glenrothes, made no plea or declaration and was released on bail.

He was fully committed for trial and was released ahead of further court dates being set.

Mr Goodall's relatives have urged anyone who can help police with their inquiries to get in touch.

In a statement, they said: "We are devastated by the sudden loss of Ian who was a loving father, grandfather and brother.

"We will miss him and didn't expect him to be taken from us so soon."

Det Insp Stuart Wilson, of Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "An investigation is still ongoing to establish the full circumstances leading up to Ian's death.

"We're appealing for those with any information that may help with our inquiries to contact us."

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