Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder of 69-year-old Bobbie McKee in Kilkeel on Thursday 21st March, have charged a 25-year-old man with his murder and with the attempted murder of his wife.

He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25th March.

As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Kelly said: “While our Major Investigation Team detectives are continuing to investigate the murder, a number of further searches are still being conducted.

“I would once again like to reassure the community that whilst the investigation is active and ongoing, we are not seeking any other suspect or suspects at this time, I would also like to thank them for their understanding and assistance with our enquiries throughout this very difficult time for the McKee family.”