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UPDATE: Face of man charged with murder of Anne Shortall

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Charged: Roy Webster is led into court by detectives
Charged: Roy Webster is led into court by detectives

The man accused of the murder of mother of three Anne Shortall in Wicklow has made his first appearance in court.

Roy Webster, of Killoughter, Wicklow, was charged with the murder of Anne Shortall last night and Detective Sergeant Fergus O’Brien told Bray District Court this morning that the 38-year-old made 'no reply' to the charge.

Appearing in blue tracksuit bottoms and a Leinster hoodie the married man remained silent as the charges against him were read out. 

Webster's legal team requested that he undergo a psychological assessment and that request was granted.

Webster was remanded until April 16 and he will now go to Cloverhill. 

Anne Shortall's body was discovered under a tarpaulin in an outhouse at Killoughter, near Ashford, Co Wicklow five days after being reported missing to Gardai.

She was last seen alive at Leitrim Place in the town at approximately 4pm on Good Friday.