Man on homosexual murder charge

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A MAN was charged last night with the murder of one of five London homosexuals whose killings have been linked, Scotland Yard announced, writes Terry Kirby.

Colin John Ireland, 39, was charged with the murder of Andrew Collier between 6 and 10 June this year. Collier, 33, a caretaker, was found strangled at his home in a block of council flats in Dalston, east London.

Scotland Yard said Mr Ireland, unemployed and of no fixed address, would appear before Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court this morning. He is being held at Islington police station in north London, having been detained at the offices of his solicitor in Southend on Tuesday.