County Antrim man in court charged with murdering his gran (82)

A 32-year-old man has been remanded into custody charged with murdering his 82-year-old grandmother in Larne.

Elizabeth Dobbin’s body was found at a house at Dromaine Drive on Monday.

Alan Gingles, of Dromaine Drive in Larne, appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court via videolink from Musgrave police station on Friday.

During a short court hearing, a detective sergeant said he could connect the accused to the charge.

A defence solicitor told the court it was “a very tragic situation” and confirmed that the woman who died was his client’s grandmother.

No bail application was made and the accused was remanded in custody to appear again on April 30.

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