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Man charged with murder of 62-year-old resident found in tower block

Published 08/11/2016

Police officers at the scene of a murder in the Divis Flats area of West Belfast on November 6th 2016 in Lisburn , Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Police officers at the scene of a murder in the Divis Flats area of West Belfast on November 6th 2016 in Lisburn , Northern Ireland (Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Forensics at the scene at Divis Tower in west Belfast. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The body of James Hughes, 62, was discovered on the 14th floor of Divis Tower in Belfast

A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man found dead in a Belfast tower block.

The body of James Hughes, 62, was discovered on the 14th floor of Divis Tower at the weekend.

Mr Hughes was a resident of the flats. The accused, who was arrested on Sunday, was charged by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's serious crime branch.

He is due to appear before a district judge in Belfast on Wednesday.

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