Northern Ireland

Son charged with murder of John Lamont in Ballymena

Scene of Ballymena stabbing
Image caption The stabbing happened in the Carnvale area of Ballymena

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his father and the attempted murder of his mother last month.

John Lamont, 64, was stabbed to death at a house at Carnvale, off the Carniny Road, in Ballymena, County Antrim.

His wife, 59-year-old, Elizabeth was left with serious injuries after the attack on 15 January.

Gregory Lamont was released on bail but must reside at Knockbracken Healthcare Park.

He is due to appear again before Ballymena Magistrates Court on 28 March.