Man to appear in court over murder of great-great grandad

James O'Connor from Dundee, has been charged with killing Frederick Burge in his Glastonbury home.

Dundee man to appear in court over murder of great-great grandad in Glastonbury Avon and Somerset Police

A Dundee man charged with murdering a great-great grandfather in Glastonbury is to appear in court.

James O’Connor, 44, from Hilltown, is accused of murdering 89-year-old Frederick Burge, who was found dead in his home off George Street in the Somerset town on Sunday, February 26.

He was remanded in custody after a plea hearing at Bristol Crown Court on June 5.

He is to attend a further hearing at the court on Friday where he is expected to enter a plea.

Frederick leaves behind two children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In a joint tribute, his family said: “Frederick Burge was well-known in Glastonbury. It was impossible to walk through the town with him and his dog without getting stopped by someone he knew.

“He was a loving, kind and charming man and a huge hole has been left in our hearts by his sudden passing.

“He was the best dad, grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad in the world, and we will miss him sorely.”

O’Connor is currently being held in custody and a provisional trial date has been listed for September 4.

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