Trio reportedly due in court for NI man’s torture and murder ordeal

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Suspects alleged to be linked to the murder of an English woman and the torture of her Northern Irish partner in South Africa are due in court today, according to two African websites.

Reports in numerous media outlets state that Robert Lynn and Susan Howarth were attacked when a gang raided their farm in the Dullstroom area of the country earlier this month.

The attackers shot them both, killing the woman (who is reportedly from Hampshire), but leaving Mr Lynn alive.

In an interview with ITV on Friday, Mr Lynn – who speaks with a distinct Northern Irish accent and is reportedly from Belfast – said he was burned with a blowtorch on the legs by the criminals, who were looking for cash.

At the weekend, two websites in South Africa – www.news24.com and www.timeslive.co.za – reported that three suspects, who are aged from 23 to 32-year-old, had been been traced to Belfast and arrested on Friday.

By coincidence, Dullstroom in South Africa is next to a settlement named Belfast.

The websites both said that the three suspects are expected to appear in Belfast Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).