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Man to stand trial over the murder of Michael Given

Michael Given
Image caption Michael Given was found dead at a property in Lochee about 00:20 on Sunday 21 July.

A man is to stand trial accused of murdering a man by beating him to death with a piece of wood, while he was on bail.

Matthew Pope appeared on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court over the death of the father.

Michael Given was found dead at a flat in the city's Elders Court at around 00:20 on Sunday 21 July.

Sheriff Marion McDonald fully committed Pope for trial.

It is alleged Pope was on bail at the time of the attack.

The 21-year-old of Dundee, made no plea or declaration during the brief private hearing.

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