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Murder charge man remanded in custody

PUBLISHED: 13:31 02 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

A 32-year-old man remains in custody today accused of the murder of a teenager whose body was found in an Ipswich block of flats.

Paul Anthony Dwyer, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody in his absence during a 10 minute hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

A 32-year-old man remains in custody today accused of the murder of a teenager whose body was found in an Ipswich block of flats.

Paul Anthony Dwyer, of no fixed abode, was remanded in custody in his absence during a 10 minute hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

Dwyer is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Peter Brown on Thursday, October 25.

The London teenager's body was found in a flat at Parkwood in Henley Road, on Friday, October 26 after an anonymous call to police.

Fenella Blastland, chairwoman of the bench, remanded Dwyer in custody to appear on the morning of November 13 at Ipswich Crown Court.

No bail application was made by Dwyer's defence solicitor, Nicky Miller.

Ian Pells was prosecuting in the case.

Meanwhile, police stepped up security at the court house in Elm Street, Ipswich, for the hearing.

They searched people's bags at the entrance to the court and three police officers manned the court room for the protection of the defendant.

The 19-year-old victim lived in a quiet leafy suburb of Hackney with his father, a church deacon and his 20-year-old brother.

Earlier, speaking of the shock at his son's death, Mr Brown's father, Noel – a deacon with the Clapton Seventh Day Adventist Church in Homerton – said he had no idea why his son had been in Ipswich.

Mr Brown, 66, said the family became worried about Peter when he failed to come home. The teenager was unemployed at the time of his death but trained at college as an electrician.

His body was found by police officers shortly after 9am the following day at Parkwood, a 39-flat three-storey building overlooking Christchurch Park.

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