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Man charged over Poole stab death murder

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Image caption The body of Ryan Merna was found at a flat in Wessex Road on Sunday afternoon

A man has been charged with murdering a 29-year-old found stabbed in Poole.

The body of Ryan Merna, from the town, was found at a flat in Wessex Road by police on Sunday afternoon after reports of a disturbance.

Police said a post-mortem examination found he died from stab wounds to his chest and abdomen.

Paul Taylor, 49, of no fixed address, has been been charged with murder and appeared at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court earlier.

He has been remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on Wednesday.

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