A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Renfrewshire charity worker Emma Faulds.

The 39-year-old Kibble worker vanished from her home in Kilmarnock 12 days ago and has not been seen since.

Her body has not yet been found.

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Ross Wilcox appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court on Friday charged with murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

The 39-year-old, of Ayrshire, made no plea and was held in custody.

He is expected to return to court within eight days.

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