Murder accused released on bail

The two men accused of murdering another man in Falkirk have been released on bail following a second court appearance earlier today.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 5:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 6:27 pm
Russell Robertson was found dead on Sunday, May 29
Russell Robertson was found dead on Sunday, May 29

Mark Munro (30), of Denny, and James Robertson (26), of Westquarter, made no plea or declaration to a murder charge at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

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The pair are accused of killing 27-year-old Russell Robertson whose body was found in the early hours of Sunday, May 29 at the Bainsford Bridge which runs over the Forth and Clyde Canal.

It is thought Russell, known as Smeegs, had been at the nearby Warehouse club on the Saturday evening.

Floral tributes from friends and family still adorn the bridge.