Northern Ireland

Robert Flowerday: Murdered teacher mourned at funeral

Pall bearers at Mr Flowerday's funeral Image copyright Press Eye
Image caption Residents described him as a quiet and gentle man

Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Crumlin for the funeral of a retired school teacher found murdered at his County Antrim home.

Robert Flowerday, 64, was found dead at his house on Mill Road, Crumlin, on 28 January.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with his murder and has been remanded in custody.

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Image caption Robert Flowerday was a retired school teacher

Mr Flowerday taught for many years at Antrim Grammar School and later tutored young people.

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Image caption The funeral cortege passed through Crumlin

He lived alone and was well known in Crumlin where residents described him as a quiet and gentle man.

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Image caption Mr Flowerday was found murdered at his home

The service was held at Crumlin Presbyterian Church and was conducted by the Rev Leslie Addis, a friend of Mr Flowerday.