FOUR people have appeared in court after being charged in connection with the murder of Ayr woman Susan Turner.

Jason Bell, 49, Dee Black, 40, Ryan Hill, 25, and Michelle Ramage, 41, all from Ayr, appeared at the town's sheriff court this afternoon.

All four face charges of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Mr Bell, Ms Black and Ms Ramage also face charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

All four made no plea or declaration and were committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

They are expected to return to court within the eight days.

The body of 41-year-old Miss Turner was found a flat in the town's Nursery Hall, at around 10.15am on Monday, March 27.