A SUSPECT has appeared in court today accused of murdering a man.

Dean Ferguson, 29, allegedly assaulted BillyJoe Bates in Glasgow's Parkhouse on November 18, 2018.

Court papers state Ferguson repeatedly struck Mr Bates on the body with a knife or similar instrument.

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The alleged assault is said to have been to Mr Bates' severe injury, danger of life and murder.

Ferguson made no plea at a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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He was committed for further examination and remanded in custody by sheriff Johanna Johnston QC.

Ferguson, of Parkhouse, will appear at court again within the next eight days.