Northern Ireland

Father of Kevin Fletcher charged with his murder

Police at the scene following the death of a man in Armagh city
Image caption The body of Kevin Fletcher was found in his apartment where he lived alone

A 60-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murdering his son.

Kevin Fletcher, 32, was found dead at his flat in Castle Street, Armagh, on 3 September. Police said he had been stabbed to death in a "frenzied attack".

His father, also called Kevin, of Drumarg Park, Armagh, spoke only to confirm his name and to say he understood the charges.

He was released on bail to appear in court again later this month.

The accused's wife, daughter and other family members were in court, and he winked and smiled at them as he entered the dock.

The court heard the main evidence against him consisted of a shoe print which corresponds to the size and type worn by the accused, but police investigations were ongoing.

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