Man in court for murder of Eastbourne dad

A MAN has been charged with the murder of an Eastbourne dad.

James Harris Durkin was found with a serious head injury in Orpington in the early hours of June 5 after a Diamond Jubilee celebration barbecue.

The 21-year-old father of three, who was from Orpington but lived in Eastbourne, died the following day.

Liam Smith, from St Paul’s Cray, has been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.

He is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday).