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Neil Roberts death: Ian Anderson murder trial adjourned until March

Neil Edward Roberts from Ballabeg Image copyright IOM constabulary
Image caption Mr Roberts was found dead on 1 December 2013 in Castletown

The trial of a man charged with the murder of a 60-year-old in Castletown has been adjourned until March.

Ian Anderson is accused of killing Neil Roberts from Ballabeg at a house on Queen Street on 1 December 2013.

The 46-year-old, who is from Castletown, pleaded not guilty to the charge last April.

It was expected that a jury would be sworn in for the trial, which is expected to last four weeks, at Douglas courthouse on Monday.

But Deemster Alistair Montgomerie postponed the trial until 2 March and further remanded Mr Anderson in custody.

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