Father In Court After Body Found In Boot

A 58-year-old man has appeared in court accused of bludgeoning his adopted son to death with a scaffolding pole.

Colin McSweeny, of Thornton Heath, near Croydon is charged with murdering 24-year-old Shaun McSweeny on 21 November.

His body was found by police in the boot of a car near the River Thames in south London the following morning.

He had suffered serious head injuries.

Police were acting on a call received just before 3am about a man apparently trying to put a body in the river at Deptford Wharf.

Colin McSweeny, a retired fireman, spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from prison.

A plea and case management hearing has been set for February 10 next year.

The trial, which is expected to take up to 10 days, will be held the following June.

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25 November 2014 | 5:43 pm – Source: orange.co.uk

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