Man charged in churchgoer murder probe

Wed 31 Jan 2018
By Press Association

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murdering a retired teacher in Co Antrim.

The body of Robert Flowerday, 64, was discovered at his home in Mill Road, Crumlin, on Sunday night.

He was last seen alive when he left Dundrod Presbyterian Church just before 1pm on Sunday.


He was leaving church to cycle home to Crumlin, and was wearing a high-viz jacket.

The 33-year-old suspect will appear at Ballymena Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning charged with the murder.

Announcing the murder probe on Monday evening, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Dickson, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime Branch, said: "Police were called to the scene after concerns were raised by a member of the public in relation to Mr Flowerday.

"When police arrived at his Mill Road home, they discovered his body inside."

He added: "I am appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Flowerday between 12.45pm and 9.50pm on Sunday January 28 to come forward and speak to police.

"I am particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw or spoke with him at any time over the weekend, or anyone who was in his company."

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