Aloysius Hackett to be buried in Augher today

The funeral is taking place in Augher, County Tyrone today of 60-year-old Aloysius Hackett, who was shot dead last Friday night.

His 18 year old son Sean, who has been charged with his murder, has been granted temporary bail to attend the funeral.

At a hearing last evening at which the prosecution unsuccessfully opposed temporary bail, the High Court was told that Sean Hackett allegedly also tried to strangle his mother months earlier.