Glasgow & West Scotland

Philip Morrison charged with 1994 murder of Derek Sheerin

A man detained in Northern Ireland has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Glasgow in 1994.

Philip Morrison, 39, is alleged to have strangled and robbed 24-year-old Derek Sheerin on waste ground near London Road in the city's east end.

Mr Morrison, who is from Londonderry, appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He made no plea or declaration during the hearing and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Kenneth Mitchell.

He will appear for a full committal hearing at a later date.

Papers from Glasgow Sheriff Court allege that Mr Morrison seized hold of Mr Sheerin and struggled with him on waste ground on 25 September 1994.

He is then alleged to have strangled him with a belt, and robbed him of a watch, tobacco and £20.

Detectives from Police Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's serious crime branch detained Mr Morrison in Londonderry earlier this week.

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