Orton Malborne murder investigation: Family pay tribute to victim who had a "heart of gold" as son charged with murder

Robert Merritt’s son Adam has been charged with the murder of his father.

By Ben Jones
Friday, 1st July 2022, 10:24 am
Updated Friday, 1st July 2022, 11:10 am

A man who was found dead at a property in Peterborough this week has been named and described as having a “heart of gold” by his family.

Detectives have launched an investigation into the murder of Robert Merritt, 60, whose body was found at his home in Lythemere, Orton Malborne, in the early hours of Wednesday (June 29).

A post-mortem examination carried out yesterday concluded he died from stab wounds.

Robert Merritt.

Today (July 1), Robert's family released a photo of him and said: “We have lost a loving father and grandfather, who had a great sense of humour and was fun to be around. He had a heart of gold and would help anyone.”

Mr Merritt’s son, 33-year-old Adam Merritt, of Lythemere, Orton Malborne, has been charged with murder and appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (June 30).

The case was adjourned until Monday (July 4) at Peterborough Crown Court.

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