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Bijan Afshar charged with his mother's murder in Bray

Bijan Afshar (second from right) appeared before a special sitting of Bray District Court on Saturday Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption Bijan Afshar (second from right) appeared before a special sitting of Bray District Court on Saturday

A 21-year-old man has appeared in court in the Republic of Ireland charged with murdering his mother.

Police found Lynn Cassidy's body at a house in Bray, County Wicklow, in the early hours of Friday. They said she died in "violent circumstances".

Her son, Bijan Afshar, was brought before a special sitting of Bray District Court on Saturday evening.

The court ordered a psychiatric report and directed that Mr Afshar be given any necessary medical attention.

The accused was remanded to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday 4 July.

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