Page last updated at 17:17 GMT, Friday, 23 October 2009 18:17 UK

Murder accused appears in court

A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a flat in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Yahya Babiker, 45, a Sudanese national, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with the murder of Randa Kamblawi, 34.

Babiker, of Edinburgh, made no plea or declaration during his brief appearance before Sheriff Celia Sanderson.

His case was continued and he was remanded in custody.

Lothian and Borders Police launched an investigation into the death after the body was found at an address in the city's Nicolson Street.

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