A MURDER accused is facing trial in connection with the death of a Paisley man.

William McCann, 37, is said to have stabbed James McFall to death in Argyle Street, Paisley, on April 22 this year.

Prosecutors claim McCann murdered Mr McFall, 30, by striking him on the body with a knife or similar instrument.

McCann, of Argyle Street, is also said to have attacked Robert Seetul, 37, on the afternoon in question.

The petition states he repeatedly struck Mr Seetul on the body with a knife or similar instrument “to his severe injury and in an attempt to murder him.”

McCann, who had been remanded in custody to Low Moss Prison, in Bishopbriggs, was making his second appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court in connection with the case.

He made no plea during the private hearing, where he was represented by defence solicitor Kirsty McGeehan, a partner in law firm McGeehan and Company.

Sheriff Tom Ward fully committed McCann for trial, continued the case against him and remanded him in custody.