Tayside and Central Scotland

Man in court charged with Glenochil prisoner murder

Dead prisoner Michael Mowat Image copyright The Mowat Family/PA
Image caption Convicted murderer Michael Mowat died in hospital after police were called to the jail on Saturday

A 33-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a convicted killer at Glenochil prison.

Steven McIvor, 33, made no plea at Alloa Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody pending further examination.

Police were called to the jail at about 12:50 on Saturday following an incident involving inmate Michael Mowat.

Mowat, 46, was taken to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital, where he later died.

The dead man was jailed for life in 2001 for killing his friend Bruce Connolly at his flat in Kirkcaldy and stealing his drugs.

Following his death, Mowat's family said he was "a much loved son, father, brother and grandad and he will be sorely missed".

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