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Roy Webster makes 'no reply' when charged with murder of Anne Shortall

The mother-of-three was found dead on Tuesday.

Roy Webster as he leaves court today.
Roy Webster as he leaves court today.
Image: Ronan Duffy/TheJournal.ie

Updated 10.14 am

ROY WEBSTER HAS appeared in court charged with the murder of mother-of-three Anne Shortall.

The woman’s remains were found in a workshop at the back of a house in Ashford, Co Wicklow on Tuesday, not far from where she was last seen on Friday.

The 38-year old was charged at a Special Sitting of Bray District Court this morning at 10am.

Detective Sergeant Fergus O’Brien told Judge David Kennedy that Webster made ‘no reply’ when he was charged with murder at 10.15 pm last night.

Dressed in navy tracksuit bottoms and a Leinster hoodie, Webster arrived at the courthouse escorted by gardaí about 15 minutes before this morning’s short hearing.

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A request was made by his legal team for Webster to undergo psychological assessment.

That request was granted and he is to be remanded in Cloverhill until 16 April.

Dozens of locals gathered last night at the spot where the 47-year-old Rathnew woman was last seen.

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