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Telford man, 34, appears at crown court over woman's murder

A 34-year-old man charged with the murder of Telford woman Davinia  Loynton was today further remanded in custody by a judge.


Kevin Hyden, aged 34, of Glebe Street, Wellington, had a preliminary hearing at Stafford Crown Court via a videolink.

Mr Robert Price, prosecuting, told the court that the investigation into 59-year-old Ms Loynton's death last Monday was "a complex inquiry".

"There may be co-accused in this case. Those under suspicion have been bailed until November 4 for further inquiries," he said.

Mr Price asked for ten weeks to serve prosecution papers on Hyden's lawyers, estimating that a trial would last around three weeks.

Mr Paul Smith, defending, said his client would not be indicating a plea to the murder charge at this stage and there would not be an application for bail.

Judge John Wait adjourned the case until December 22 for the defendant to enter his plea to the charge and remanded Hyden in custody.

A 35-year-old-man, a 21-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman, a 50-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, all arrested on suspicion of murder, have been released on police bail pending further investigations.

A 77-year-old man from Telford, who was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of assisting an offender and attempting to pervert the course of justice, has also been released on police bail.

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