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Man in court on boy murder charge

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A serviceman appeared in court today charged with the murder of his young stepson in Shropshire. A serviceman appeared in court today charged with the murder of his young stepson in Shropshire. Shaun Thompson, 25, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court charged with the murder of 21-month-old Kieran Edwards. Thompson, who was wearing a dark-coloured top, was flanked in the dock by two security guards during the five-minute hearing. He spoke only to confirm his name. Read the full story in today's Shropshire Star

A serviceman appeared in court today charged with the murder of his young stepson in Shropshire.

Shaun Thompson, 25, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court charged with the murder of 21-month-old Kieran Edwards.

Thompson, who was wearing a dark-coloured top, was flanked in the dock by two security guards during the five-minute hearing. He spoke only to confirm his name.

A serviceman appeared in court today charged with the murder of his young stepson in Shropshire.

Shaun Thompson, 25, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court charged with the murder of 21-month-old Kieran Edwards.

Thompson, who was wearing a dark-coloured top, was flanked in the dock by two security guards during the five-minute hearing. He spoke only to confirm his name.

The case was adjourned to a different, but as yet undecided, West Midlands court for a hearing on July 28.

Thompson, of RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, was remanded in custody.

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The incident is alleged to have happened in Market Drayton on June 27, 2007.

Magistrates at a previous court hearing were told that before Thompson had been charged a "lengthy" investigation into the alleged incident had been carried out by the police. The hearing at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court was also told that Kieran had been Thompson's stepson.

Kieran was 21 months old when he died on June 27 after being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

RAF Scampton, where Shaun Thompson is now based, is the home to the world famous Red Arrows display team and the former home of the Dambusters.

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