Blairgowrie man returns to court on Alyth murder charge

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Police presence in Hazel Court on Monday.

A Blairgowrie man has made a second appearance in court following the alleged murder of a Dundee father-of-four.

Murray Fotheringham is accused of punching and stabbing John Donachy to death at an address in Alyth.

The 26-year-old’s body was discovered at Hazel Court on Saturday, March 3, sparking a major police investigation.

Fotheringham, 35, appeared on petition for a second time at Perth Sheriff Court on Wednesday afternoon.

He was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

A date for his next appearance has still to be set.

The family of Mr Donachy described him as “one in a billion” and said they were having difficulty coming to terms with his sudden death.