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A 29-year-old man has appeared in court accused of stabbing his father to death.

Sean Maurice from Bromley, in southeast London, allegedly stabbed his dad, Paul Maurice, a total of 22 times.

Police were called to Widmore Road in Bromley on 14 September, where they found the 51-year-old victim.

He was given emergency medical treatment at the scene but died later that evening, with a post-mortem examination concluding the cause of death was stab wounds to the chest.

On Monday, Sean Maurice appeared in court via video link from Thameside Prison, where he spoke only to confirm his identity.

A plea hearing has been set for 6 December, and he has been remanded in custody.

Judge John Hillen, presiding over the case, said it was difficult to give a provisional trial date before the next hearing due to the “considerable backlog”.