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Man accused of murdering and dismembering Kevin Bishop

Kevin Bishop Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Kevin Bishop has not been seen since 27 July

A man has been charged with murdering a missing father and dismembering his body.

David Collins appeared before Paisley Sheriff Court hours after police confirmed the death of Kevin Bishop.

Mr Bishop, 32, was last seen in the Renfrewshire town on 27 July and was formally reported missing on 4 August.

Mr Collins, 46, is accused of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Mr Bishop's remains were discovered on Monday. Mr Collins was detained and held in police custody until his private court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.

Image caption The body was discovered at a house in Schaw Road

According to the charges he is accused of killing Mr Bishop by unknown means, then cutting up his body and dumping it in a bin.

Mr Collins is also said to have tried to clean his flat, where prosecutors claim he murdered Mr Bishop, so there was no trace of the deceased in his home.

Prosecutors allege he murdered Mr Bishop just hours after he was last seen on 27 July.

The attempt to defeat the ends of justice charge states that he "did dismember the remains of the said Kevin Bishop using a sharp bladed implement" between July 27 and August 12 this year.

Mr Collins, of Schaw Road, in the Gallowhill area of Paisley, is also accused of dumping some body parts in "unknown locations".

Police Scotland made two public appeals to trace Mr Bishop, from Paisley, after he was reported missing from the town on 4 August.

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