A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after another man died following a disturbance.

Officers were called to Quarry Street, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, at around 5.50am on Sunday and found the body of a 23-year-old man.

Declan Blythe, 21, faced charges including murder, assault to severe injury and attempting to defeat the ends of justice when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday.

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Blythe, from Glasgow, made no plea during the private hearing, the Crown Office later confirmed.

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He was remanded in custody ahead of a further court appearance expected next week.