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Man charged with murder of Southampton grandfather

John Perry's family say he lived a vibrant life, full of adventure and laughter Credit: Hampshire Police

A man has been charged with the murder of a 70-year-old man found dead at a flat in Southampton.

John Perry was pronounced dead at a property in Bursledon Road shortly after 9pm on Wednesday.

Police were called to Bursledon Road on Wednesday Credit: ITV

Joshua Perry, 28, who lives in the same street, has been charged with his murder, possession of a bladed article and possession of a Class B drug.

He is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A family statementhad described John Perry as a "father, brother, grandfather and raver" with a "contagious hilarious personality".