Man accused of Wellington murder appears before court

A Wellington man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Police at the scene in Fowler Close, Wellington
Police at the scene in Fowler Close, Wellington

John Walker, 64, of Fowler Close, appeared before Wolverhampton Crown Court on Tuesday morning.

Walker, who is charged with the murder of Mark Espley, aged 52, at Fowler Close on Saturday, entered no pleas during the hearing.

He appeared via video link on remand from HMP Hewell.

The case was adjourned until July 25, when he will appear at Stafford Crown Court.

Walker remains on remand until his next court appearance.

It was one of three violent incidents believed to involve blades in and around Wellington over the course of the weekend.

And on Sunday a man was stabbed near to his home in Admaston.

The incidents are not believed to be linked.

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