Woman in court on charge of murder

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THE discovery of a body in a Forfar flat in the early hours of last Thursday morning has led to an appearance in court for a 45-year-old woman facing a charge of murder.

Melanie Jane Stevenson appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the death of Robert Brereton (aged 48) of Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Mr Brereton was found dead in a flat in Manor Court, Myre Road, Forfar, shortly after 1 am on Thursday after police received reports of a disturbance.

It is believed he was visiting the area at the time.

Stevenson, of Forfar, made no plea or declaration to the murder charge.

The case was continued for further examination and she was remanded in custody before her next court appearance, which is expected to be next week.