Man charged with murder after bodies found in separate properties

John Paul Duffy and Emma Baillie were found dead just days apart in properties in Coatbridge.

Peter Duffy in court on two murder charges after bodies of John Paul Duffy and Emma Baillie found in Coatbridge Police Scotland

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after the bodies of a man and woman were found in separate properties in Coatbridge

Officers found the body of John Paul Duffy, 51, at High Coats Flats in Coates Street, in the North Lanarkshire town on Sunday when they went to the scene following a report of concern for a person.

As part of their investigation officers went to a property in nearby Calder Street at around 5.35pm on Tuesday April 12, and found the body of Emma Baillie, 26.

Peter Duffy, 46, faced two charges of murder when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Saturday.

He did not enter a plea and was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

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