Man in court over murder of Christopher Nicol in Greenock

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Christopher Nicol died in his home in Greenock on 26 September

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of father-of-two Christopher Nicol.

Mr Nicol, 27, died following an incident at his home in Greenock, Inverclyde, on 26 September.

Last month, his mother Karen Nicol paid tribute to a "much-loved son" and "a brilliant dad".

Steven Bryceland, 44, made no plea or declaration when he appeared before Greenock Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.

Mr Bryceland, of Greenock, was also charged with assault and robbery and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.