DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have charged a man with the brutal stab murder of Jimmy Hughes.
The body of Mr Hughes was found at Divis Tower flats in west Belfast at the weekend.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night and was taken to the PACE custody suite at Musgrave PSNI station for questioning.
The suspect has now been formally charged with the murder.
He will appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9, for a firs remand hearing.
The body of the 62-year-old victim was found in a flat on the 14th floor of the tower on Sunday night.
Police investigating the murder have widened their appeal and now want to speak to anyone who saw Mr Hughes between Friday and Sunday.
Det Supt Kevin Geddes said: “Although a suspect has been charged, we are continuing to appeal for information and have widened the relevant appeal period.
“We now want to hear from anyone in Divis Tower who saw James Hughes or witnessed anything suspicious between Friday evening 4 November and the evening of Sunday 6 November to contact detectives.”