Bobbie McKee: Man charged over County Down man's murder

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of County Down man Bobbie McKee and the attempted murder of his wife.

Mr McKee, 69, was found dead in a house on Newcastle Road in Kilkeel on Thursday shortly after 12:50 GMT.

His wife, also in her 60s, sustained serious head injuries in the incident and is in hospital.

The man was arrested on Thursday and detectives were given more time to question him on Saturday.

He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

PSNI Detective Ch Insp Anthony Kelly said that while detectives were continuing to investigate the murder, a number of further searches were 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," he added.