A Lanarkshire pensioner has appeared in court after he admitted murdering of an 11-old-boy in Bulgaria.
Proceedings against David Bryson were delayed to allow time for his victim's parents to reach a settlement over compensation.
Stanislav Mirchev had been reported missing on January 2, 18 days before his body was found by police in the Vidin region of the Eastern European country.
Bryson, originally from Larkhall in South Lanarkshire, was arrested shortly after the discovery of Stanislav's body and charged with murder.
The 71-year-old admitted to the crime and claimed he killed the boy because he had tortured his dog. It is believed that he will seek to use his guilty plea to bargain for imprisonment in the UK.
The former aviation mechanic has lived in Lagoshevtsi village, in the Vidin region, for the past five years.
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