Man charged with murder of Frederick Burge in Glastonbury

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with the murder of Frederick Burge in Glastonbury.

James O’Connor, of Hilltown in Dundee, Scotland, has been charged with the murder of the 89-year-old and is due to appear before magistrates in Yeovil on Thursday (March 9).

Mr Burge was found in his home off George Street, Glastonbury, on Sunday, February 26.

Major Crime Investigation Team Senior Investigating Officer, Supt Gary Haskins, said: “We continue to support Frederick’s family and our thoughts remain with them during this incredibly difficult time.

“We’ve worked tirelessly to secure this charge and I’d like to thank the community in Glastonbury for their patience while we’ve carried out our enquiries as well as those who have assisted with them.”

Two other men who were arrested as part of the investigation have been released without charge.