Northern Ireland

Funeral of murder victim Margaret Evans takes place

The service was held at Portstewart Presbyterian Church
Image caption The service was held at Portstewart Presbyterian Church

The funeral has taken place of 69-year-old Margaret Evans who was murdered at her County Londonderry home last week.

The service was held at Portstewart Presbyterian Church.

The businesswoman was well-known in the town as the founder of the Madame Margo hair salon.

Her 32-year-old son was arrested in connection with the murder. He has been released from police custody and is being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Mrs Evans was found beaten at her home in Knockancor Drive on Wednesday.