Man is charged with murder of his father

A MAN has been charged with the murder of his father, who was found dead in Hambrook on Saturday.

Gary Moore, aged 64, was due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today.

Emergency services were called to a house in Mill Lane, Hambrook (above), at about 9.55am on Saturday, where a man in his 90s was found dead.

Moore, of Mill Lane, was arrested a short time afterwards and taken into custody for questioning.

Avon & Somerset police said that the Crown Prosecution Service yesterday authorised a charge of murder and Moore was remanded in custody ahead of his first court appearance.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Deb Hatch, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe the deceased to be 93-year-old Robert Moore, who was commonly known as Bob.

“Specially-trained officers will continue to support and update Bob’s family and all our thoughts are with them at this very upsetting time for them.”