Cumbria

George Leon Blaney death: Man in court over brother's murder

George Leon Blaney Image copyright Family photograph
Image caption Leon Blaney's family said he was a "good friend" and they had "taken comfort" from thousands of messages sent to them

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his elder brother in Cumbria.

George Leon Blaney, 39, also known as Leon, was was found dead by officers at about 13:25 BST at a house on Garnet Crescent, Workington, on Tuesday.

Sean Blaney, 37, of Shore Terrace, Salterbeck, appeared before magistrates in Carlisle charged with murder. No pleas were entered.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on Monday.

In a family tribute, Mr Blaney's family described him as a "gentle giant".

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