Coupar An­gus dad faces charge of killing son.

Hear­ing over Kane Mor­ris’s death in Coupar An­gus moved to po­lice sta­tion

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - EMMA CRICH­TON ecrich­[email protected]­

A dad ac­cused of mur­der­ing his 10-year-old son has ap­peared in front of a sher­iff in Perth.

An­drew Mor­ris was seen in pri­vate at the city’s po­lice sta­tion as he was deemed un­fit to ap­pear in court.

A pe­ti­tion al­leges the 37-year-old mur­dered Kane Mor­ris, at his home in Coupar An­gus on Novem­ber 11.

He is also ac­cused of the at­tempted mur­der of an eight-year-old girl, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, leav­ing her se­verely in­jured and per­ma­nently im­paired.

Mor­ris had been due to ap­pear at Perth Sher­iff Court but the pri­vate hear­ing had to be moved to the Bar­rack Street po­lice sta­tion.

A sher­iff, along with de­pute fis­cal Tina Dickie, de­fence so­lic­i­tor Ch­eryl Mck­night and a court clerk had to travel a mile to the po­lice of­fice to con­duct the court pro­ceed­ings.

No plea was made and Mor­ris was re­manded in cus­tody. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions will be made and a new court date has yet to be set.

Kane was dis­cov­ered by po­lice at around 2.30am in a prop­erty in Union Street. The young girl, who is still in hos­pi­tal, was also in­side.

Trib­utes poured in for the “happy wee boy” and ted­dies, can­dles and let­ters were left near where he was found.

One of Kane’s former teach­ers said he had a “wicked sense of hu­mour”.

“He was such a funny, happy lit­tle boy. I only taught him for a short time but he just stands out so much – he was the kind of boy that made a mark on you. It is so hor­ri­ble to think he’s gone.”

It is un­der­stood An­drew Mor­ris has been in hos­pi­tal since Novem­ber 11.

I only taught him for a short time but he just stands out so much

Kane Mor­ris, 10, was found dead in his home in Coupar An­gus.

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