Falkirk murder suspect facing five charges

Police were called to the house in Springfield Drive at around 12.30 a.m. on Friday. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)
Police were called to the house in Springfield Drive at around 12.30 a.m. on Friday. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)
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A Falkirk man accused of murdering a woman last week is facing five charges in total.

Steven Raymond Mathieson (38) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court today charged with murder, two counts of abduction and two sexual offences under section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody until his next hearing which is expected to be early next week.

Police were called to a property in Falkirk’s Springfield Drive at around 12.30 a.m. on Friday and found a woman’s body in a bedroom.