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Thomas Main charged with murdering Francis McGraw

Francis McGraw
Image caption Francis McGraw's body was found at his flat in Hermiston Road, in Glasgow's Springboig area

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering the brother of the late Glasgow gangland figure Tam McGraw.

Thomas Main is alleged to have killed 55-year-old Francis McGraw, whose body was discovered at his flat in Glasgow's Springboig area on 27 October.

The 41-year-old, from Glasgow, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Mr Main is due to appear in court again next week for full committal.

Francis McGraw, who was also known by the alternative spelling of his name - McGrow, was the brother of gangland figure Tam McGraw, who died from a suspected heart attack in 2007.

Known as The Licensee, McGraw had suspected links to drug trafficking and extortion.

Detectives have said there was nothing to suggest Francis McGraw's death was related to organised crime.

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