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Darryl Fitch death: William Cameron faces murder charge

Darryl Fitch Image copyright other (police handout)
Image caption Mr Fitch had been camping or fishing in the Bridge of Weir area when he died

The friend of a man who died following an incident while they were both camping in Renfrewshire has appeared in court charged with his murder.

William Cameron, 37, is charged with killing 43-year-old Darryl Fitch at Locher Water, River Gryffe, Bridge of Weir, on 10 or 11 July last year.

Prosecutors allege he hit Mr Fitch on the head, causing him to drown.

At Paisley Sheriff Court, Mr Cameron made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

At the time of the incident, it emerged that Mr Cameron, formerly of Bridge of Weir, now of Paisley, had sustained multiple injuries, including a broken leg.

Prosecutors allege that he repeatedly struck Mr Fitch on the head with a blunt instrument and "by means unknown, inflicted further injuries upon him," whereby he sustained a head injury and drowned.

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