A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman's body was recovered from a river.

The body of Eileen Glassford was removed from the River Clyde, near Uddingston Grammar School, South Lanarkshire, at about 7.30pm on Monday. The 60-year-old was from Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Paul Connelly, 49, from the Uddingston area, was charged with murder when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court yesterday.

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He made no plea and was remanded in custody. The case was committed for further examination.