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Man accused of murdering father in Pollokshaws, Glasgow

High Court in Glasgow
Image caption Mr Trusdale denied the charges at the High Court in Glasgow

A man is to stand trial accused of murdering his father in Glasgow.

Martin Trusdale, 29, denies kicking and stamping on 55-year-old Martin Trusdale senior at a flat in the Pollokshaws area on 5 April this year.

He also denies attempting to defeat the ends of justice by washing his father's body and cleaning the flat in a bid to remove evidence.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Mr Trusdale's bail was continued until his trial begins next March.

At the preliminary hearing, he was charged with the murder at his father's flat in Wellgreen Court, Pollokshaws.

The accused is said to have knocked his father to the ground before repeatedly kicking and stamping on his head and body.

Mr Trusdale, of Shawholm Crescent, also Pollokshaws, is also said to have pretended to emergency service call centre staff that his father was alive at a time when he had already died.

Mr Trusdale faces an earlier allegation that between 1 January 2004 and 1 April this year he assaulted his dad on various occasions.

Judge Lord Wheatley set a trial date for March next year.

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