A SUSPECT will stand trial accused of stabbing a man to death and trying to hide the evidence.

Stuart Dunsmore, 49, allegedly assaulted David Devine, 40, at a property in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, on August 20, 2021.

The murder charge claims Dunsmore repeatedly punched and struck Mr Devine on the body with a knife.

It is stated that Mr Devine died nine days later at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

Dunsmore faces a separate charge of assaulting a Claire Dick at the same time and place.

Dunsmore allegedly struck her on the body with the knife to her injury and permanent disfigurement.

A final charge claims that Dunsmore was conscious of his guilt when he left the property and disposed of the knife.

The charge says that he did this to conceal and destroy evidence linking him to the crime with intent to defeat the ends of justice and that he did attempt to defeat the ends of justice.

Dunsmore pleaded not guilty to the three charges today at a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

A trial was fixed for March next year by Judge Lord Beckett.