A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was found dead in her flat.

The body of 47-year-old Senga Closs from Viewpark near Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, was found by police in a property in the town's Elmbank Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Steven McCall, 43, was charged with murder when he appeared in private on petition at Hamilton Sheriff Court yesterday, the Crown Office said.

McCall made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.